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Meaning of GOLDBRICK

Pronunciation:  'gowld`brik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
  2. [n]  a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
  3. [n]  an idle worthless person
  4. [n]  a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
  5. [v]  avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
  6. [v]  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"

GOLDBRICK is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: bunco, con, defraud, diddle, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goof-off, gyp, mulct, ne'er-do-well, nobble, rook, scam, shirk, shrink from, swindle, victimize
 See Also: avoid, beat, block, bum, cheat, chisel, cube, do-nothing, dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, idler, layabout, loafer, malinger, put-on, rip off, scrimshank, shirker, short, short-change, skulk, slack, slacker, soldier



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, boiler room, bucket shop, bum, bunco game, bungler, clock watcher, con game, confidence game, cut, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, disregarder, dodge, dodger, dog it, dolittle, do-nothing, doodler, drone, duck, duck duty, eye-servant, faineant, foot-dragger, gentleman of leisure, get out of, goldbricker, goof off, goof-off, idler, ignorer, jump, laggard, laze, lazy, leave, leave loose ends, leave undone, let alone, let be, let dangle, let go, lie-abed, lingerer, loaf, loafer, loiter, loiterer, loll, loller, lotus-eater, lounge, lounger, lubber, malinger, malingerer, miss, mope, moper, neglecter, negligent, not pull fair, old soldier, omit, pass over, pass up, plodder, potterer, pretermit, procrastinate, procrastinator, putterer, shell game, shirk, shirker, skin game, skip, skulk, skulker, slack, slacker, sleepyhead, slide out of, slinker, slip out of, slouch, sloucher, sloven, slow goer, slowbelly, slow-foot, slowpoke, slug, sluggard, slut, snail, sneak out of, soldier, spiv, stick-in-the-mud, tax dodger, thimblerig, thimblerigging, time killer, time waster, tortoise, trifle, trifler, truant, waiter on Providence, welsh, welsher