1. [ noun ] a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
Related terms: block
2. [ noun ] (work) an idle worthless person
Synonyms: ne'er-do-well good-for-nothing good-for-naught goof-off
Related terms: idler
3. [ noun ] (military,work) a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
Related terms: soldier slacker
4. [ verb ] avoid (one's assigned duties)
Synonyms: shrink_from shirk fiddle

"The derelict soldier shirked his duties"

Related terms: refrain_from malinger scrimshank slack shirking
5. [ verb ] deprive of by deceit
Synonyms: swindle defraud con gyp bunco diddle mulct nobble scam victimize rook

"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"

Related terms: cheat short-change exploitation bunco scam swindler
6. [ noun ] anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
Related terms: fraud
Similar spelling:   goldbricking