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Noun: goldbrick  'gówld,brik
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. A soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
  2. An idle worthless person
    - goof-off [N. Amer, informal], ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account [N. Amer], good-for-nought
  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, informal
  1. Deprive of by deceit
    "He goldbricked me out of my inheritance";
    - victimize, swindle, rook, nobble [Brit, informal], diddle [informal], bunco [N. Amer, informal], defraud, scam [informal], mulct, hornswoggle [N. Amer, informal], short-change, con [informal], victimise [Brit], grift [N. Amer, informal], ream [N. Amer, informal], bunko [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Avoid (one's assigned duties)
    "The derelict soldier goldbricked his duties";
    - fiddle, shirk, shrink from

Derived forms: goldbricks, goldbricking, goldbricked

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

Encyclopedia: Goldbrick