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  Definition of goldbrick
  1. anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
  2. a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
  3. an idle worthless person
  4. a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
  5. avoid (one''s assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
  6. deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
Similar Words: goof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, good-for-naught, fiddle, shirk, shrink from, victimize, swindle, rook, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, con

 

Hyponyms: scrimshank, malinger, skulk, slack, short-change, short

 

Derivational Morphology: shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbricking, slacker, shirker, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam, swindler, chiseller, chiseler, gouger, scammer, grifter, sharper, sharpie, sharpy, scam, cozenage, swindle, cheat, rig, exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using

 

 
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