smoothie

If you know someone who's very charming and a little bit phony, you can call him a smoothie. A smoothie can talk you into loaning him money even if he already owes you some.

You might also call a smoothie a "smooth-talker," someone who's good at getting what he wants using his charisma. Another kind of smoothie is the one you drink through a straw — a milkshake-like drink often made of fruit, ice, milk, or yogurt. The suave guy definition is older, from 1928 college slang, while the blender drink meaning came along in the 1980s.

Definitions of smoothie
  1. noun
    someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    synonyms: charmer, smoothy, sweet talker
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    type of:
    dissembler, dissimulator, hypocrite, phoney, phony, pretender
    a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
  2. noun
    a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk
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    type of:
    beverage, drink, drinkable, potable
    any liquid suitable for drinking
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