goldbrick

Primary Meanings of goldbrick

1.
nv
a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
avoid (one's assigned duties)
2.
nv
a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
deprive of by deceit
Full Definitions of goldbrick
1

n a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort

Type of:
shirker, slacker
a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
soldier
an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army

n an idle worthless person

v avoid (one's assigned duties)

Synonyms:
fiddle, shirk, shrink from
Types:
scrimshank
British military language: avoid work
malinger, skulk
avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
slack
avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
Type of:
avoid
refrain from doing something
2

n a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not

Type of:
block, cube
a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides

n anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless

Type of:
dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, put-on
something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

v deprive of by deceit

Synonyms:
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, short-change, swindle, victimize
Types:
short, short-change
cheat someone by not returning him enough money
Type of:
cheat, chisel, rip off
deprive somebody of something by deceit

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