Definition of gold brick in English:

gold brick

Translate gold brick into Spanish

noun

informal US
  • 1A thing that looks valuable but is in fact worthless.

    1. 1.1A con man.
      ‘In such small communities, thieves, liars, and goldbrickers could easily be identified.’
      • ‘He'd catch up to the goldbrickers in a moment, he just needed to rest.’
    2. 1.2A lazy person.
      as modifier ‘hardworking Amos and goldbrick Andy’
      • ‘We finished the pen around the time those two goldbrickers returned from their joyride.’

Pronunciation

gold brick

/ˈɡōld ˌbrik/ /ˈɡoʊld ˌbrɪk/

intransitive verb

(also goldbrick)
[no object] informal US
  • 1Invent excuses to avoid a task; shirk.

    • ‘he wasn't goldbricking; he was really sick’
    evade one's duty, be remiss, be negligent, skulk, play truant, malinger
    1. 1.1with object Swindle (someone).
      swindle, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull

Pronunciation

gold brick

/ˈɡōld ˌbrik/ /ˈɡoʊld ˌbrɪk/