sleekit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots sleekit, Scottish form of sleeked.

Adjective[edit]

sleekit ‎(comparative more sleekit, superlative most sleekit)

  1. (Scotland) Specious, flattering; cunning.
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 19:
      ‘Damn your impudence, Duror,’ he said. ‘You're a sleekit one all right.’
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 390:
      They were not sleakit and did not knife ye, that was one thing. They were not fly men cheaters.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Participle adjective of sleek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sleekit (comparative mair sleekit, superlative maist sleekit)

  1. slick, glossy; cunning, sly, crafty
    • 1785, Robert Burns, ‘To A Mouse’:
      Wee, sleekit, cowran, tim'rous beastie, / O, what panic's in thy breastie!

Verb[edit]

sleekit

  1. simple past tense and past participle of sleek