Related to sleekit: sleeked


1. smooth; glossy
2. unctuous
3. deceitful; crafty; sly
[Scottish, from past participle of sleek]
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(ˈsli kɪt)

also sleeked


adj. Chiefly Scot.
1. sleek; smooth.
2. crafty; sly.
[past participle of sleek2]
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References in classic literature ?
There is the field mouse--the "wee sleekit,* cow'rin', tim'rous beastie," whose nest he turned up and destroyed in his November plowing.
Looking back over previous occupants of Number 10, it's incredible that the UK has been reduced to having someone so shallow and sleekit occupying what is the highest office in the land.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre AUGUST 9 NANCY SLEEKIT AND HOWARD'S REVENGE Written by Donald campbell, this double bill of solo plays sees Anna Hepburn play the three-times widowed Nancy and Finlay McLean perform a tale of theatrebound conspiracy.
Silently sleekit. I've had two next door for years and still get the heebie-jeebies when they creep up on me.
All of the bairns enjoyed wee sleekit craft activities and haggis hurling.
My chicken schnitzel with caramelised pineapple and bacon was also very tasty and more than set me up for an afternoon chasing "our wee sleekit beasties" round the wooden fort at nearby Culzean Castle.
In comparison to the skulduggery of the sleekit tramp, the stereotypically Scottish characteristics of thrift, shrewdness and 'clannishness' are presented as favourable, eminently desirable qualities within a colonial context.
Describing his pre-referendum Salmond breakfast with Mr Wigley, he writes: "I tell Dafydd we can win the referendum, but he really doesn't believe me and is more interested in my 'back-up plan.' .' The trouble with Dafydd is he thinks I'm just as sleekit as he is - that my real game is to bounce Cameron into devo max.
Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie!
To what animal was Robert Burns referring with the words "Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie"?
The thespian cleared his throat, then boomed: "Wee sleekit, cow'rin, Security beastie, with a panic's in they breastie..."
There is something especially insidious and sleekit about using gas, perhaps because the victims are acutely conscious, helpless and terrified as they choke to death.