goldbricking; goldbricks; goldbricked

Definitions of goldbrick
  1. noun
    a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
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    type of:
    shirker, slacker
    a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
    an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
  2. noun
    an idle worthless person
  3. verb
    avoid (one's assigned duties)
    synonyms: fiddle, shirk, shrink from
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    British military language: avoid work
    malinger, skulk
    avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
    type of:
    refrain from doing something
  4. noun
    a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
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    type of:
    block, cube
    a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides
  5. noun
    anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
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    type of:
    dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, put-on
    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
  6. verb
    (offensive) deprive of by deceit
    synonyms: bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, short-change, swindle, victimize
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    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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