sleeky

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sleek +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sleeky ‎(comparative sleekier, superlative sleekiest)

  1. sleek, slick
    • 1790, Joanna Baillie, Poems, &c. (1790)[1]:
      When all is o'er, out to the door they run, With new comb'd sleeky hair, and glist'ning cheeks, Each with some little project in his head.
    • 1841, Various, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, September 5, 1841[2]:
      He thought that the moulting season was over, and that he was rejoicing in the fulness of a sleeky plumage, and by his side was a Java sparrowess, chirping and hopping about, rendering the cage as populous to him as though he were the tenant of a bird-fancier's shop.
    • 1905, George Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot[3]:
      Why, I thought he was a straight-haired, sleeky, canting snake of a man.
    • 1920, John Freeman, Poems New and Old[4]:
      Even when with heavy Plume and pall The sleeky coaches roll by, Coffin, flowers and all, He laughs, for he sees Crouched on the coffin a small Yellowy shape go by-- Death, uneasy and melancholy.