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goldbrick

noun

1 goldbrick

A soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort.

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more



2 goldbrick

An idle worthless person.

synonyms: good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, no-account.

Dutch: lijntrekker, nietsnut
Polish: obibok, obijacz, obipięta, próżniak, wałkoń

3 goldbrick

A brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not.

4 goldbrick

Anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless.

verb

1 goldbrick

Deprive of by deceit.

synonyms: bunco, con, defraud, diddle, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, short-change ... show more.

2 goldbrick

Avoid (one's assigned duties).

synonyms: fiddle, shirk, shrink from.

Dutch: zich drukken, zijn plicht ontlopen


Moby thesaurus: abandon, boiler room, bucket shop, bum, bunco game, bungler, clock watcher, con game, confidence game, cut, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, disregarder, do-nothing, dodge, dodger, dog it ... show more.

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