Definition of city slicker in English:

city slicker


  • A person with the sophistication and tastes or values generally associated with urban dwellers, typically regarded as unprincipled and untrustworthy.

    • ‘I'm a city slicker, but my girlfriend's a cowpoke.’
    • ‘He hired local guides who took him for a city slicker with money and not much sense.’
    • ‘‘There's a city slicker if ever I've seen one,’ he thought.’
    • ‘Reading this article is like watching the old movie where a city slicker tries to mount a horse at a dude ranch and ends up facing the wrong way.’
    • ‘If you're a total city slicker, try converting your back porch, garage or basement into a ‘barn.’’
    • ‘A friend, a city slicker from the capital, seemed to be reasonably satisfied about the area.’
    • ‘‘Our motto is to have something for all at the show, so whether you're the city slicker or rural dweller or a child there's sure to be something to whet your appetite,’ Mary explained.’
    • ‘Her father is a terrifying patriarch who wants the city slicker out of his village.’
    • ‘And when she told Brian about my cow tipping trophy, he'd know what I'd been up to, and he'd probably chew me out for pulling one over on the city slicker.’
    • ‘His eyes grow wide and he fingers scars on his wrist and hand as he tells how upperclassmen picked on him because he was a city slicker.’
    • ‘Oh sure, there are some inconsistencies, like the bloated city slicker being able to consistently outmaneuver the seasoned swamp folk.’
    • ‘The city slicker has been living it up in the bright lights of London this last year.’
    • ‘If you are the city slicker and have just two or three days to go on vacation, you have ‘weekend wanderer’ tours, which give all info about places you can visit within two or three days.’
    • ‘‘I was a city slicker, and getting used to pumping water and using an outhouse was pretty hard,’ she remembers.’
    • ‘A former city slicker has made a clean start by setting up a new laundry and ironing service.’
    • ‘If you're a real city slicker riding lessons are available here before mounting up for a day of riding in the Canyon.’
    • ‘Even a city slicker like me knows not to get mixed up with these farmers.’
    • ‘Too many years as a city slicker have dulled my memory and, although the bulges were a fair indication, I had no real idea of when their young were due.’
    • ‘This is not just the ten-thousandth variation on the city slicker versus country bumpkin theme, but a refreshing look at what truly makes a difference in life.’
    • ‘The libretto turns a typical Twain idea of human weakness into a celebration of the small town against the wicked city slicker.’


city slicker

/ˈsidē ˌslikər/