Definition of sleekit in English:



  • 1Scottish Artfully flattering or ingratiating.

    • ‘The Scottish National Party leader's sleekit charm and verbal fluency have long wowed commentators who visit Scotland only during the Edinburgh festival.’
    1. 1.1 Sly or cunning.
      ‘his sleekit public image is going to make permanent fame a daunting challenge’
      • ‘"They have done this closure in the most sleekit way," says Thomas Callender, who has worked at the Fullarton plant for eight years.’
      • ‘He took a sleekit decision, in secret, to raid pension funds, costing millions of Scots billions of pounds.’
      • ‘Their old feeding grounds have been colonised by a new breed of slippery and sleekit new Labourites which are simply too fast and too nimble for the lumbering old Conservatus.’
  • 2literary Having a glossy skin or surface.


Early 16th century: from sleek.