Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun goldbrick

4 senses of goldbrick

Sense 1
goldbrick -- (a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort)
       => soldier -- (an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention")
       => slacker, shirker -- (a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime))

Sense 2
goldbrick, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naught -- (an idle worthless person)
       => idler, loafer, do-nothing, layabout, bum -- (person who does no work; "a lazy bum")

Sense 3
goldbrick -- (a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not)
       => block, cube -- (a three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides)

Sense 4
goldbrick -- (anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless)
       => fraud, fraudulence, dupery, hoax, humbug, put-on -- (something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb goldbrick

2 senses of goldbrick

Sense 1
victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, gyp, gip, hornswoggle, short-change, con -- (deprive of by deceit; "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")
       => cheat, rip off, chisel -- (deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money")

Sense 2
fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick -- (avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties")
       => avoid -- (refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories")

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