goldbrick goldbrick


  1. (n) a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
  2. (n) an idle worthless person
  3. (n) a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
  4. (n) anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
  5. (v) deprive of by deceit
  6. (v) avoid (one's assigned duties)


  1. Front-line soldiers have long argued that the Army could stop worrying about its manpower reserves if it just cashed in a few of its rear-echelon goldbricks.
  2. Among its 113 characters, every military type is representedthe good soldier, the coward, the goldbrick, the rank-happy shavetail, the lucky and the wound-prone.
  3. In spite of his rare protective talents as a chowhound and goldbrick, Lanza's throat was so raw with Texas dust that he could not sing.
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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /