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Noun: goldbrick  'gówld,brik
Usage: N. Amer
  1. A soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
  2. An idle worthless person
    - goof-off [N. Amer], ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naught
  3. A brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
  4. Anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
Verb: goldbrick  'gówld,brik
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He goldbricked me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, nobble [Brit], diddle, bunco [N. Amer], defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle [N. Amer], short-change, con, victimise [Brit], ream [N. Amer], grift [N. Amer], bunko
  2. Avoid (one's assigned duties)
    "The derelict soldier goldbricked his duties";
    - fiddle, shirk, shrink from

Derived forms: goldbricking, goldbricked, goldbricks

Type of: avoid, block, bum [N. Amer], cheat, chisel, cube, do-nothing, dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, idler, layabout, loafer, pongo [Brit], put-on, rip off, shirker, slacker, soldier, spoof

Encyclopedia: Goldbrick