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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘"They have done this closure in the most sleekit way," says Thomas Callender, who has worked at the Fullarton plant for eight years.’
  • 2literary Having a glossy skin or surface.


Early 16th century: from sleek.