Pronunciation: (gōld'brik"),[key] —n. 1. Informal.a brick made to look like gold, sold by a swindler.
2. Informal.anything supposed to be valuable but which turns out to be worthless.
3. Also,gold'brick"er.Slang.a person, esp. a soldier, who shirks responsibility or performs duties without proper effort or care.
—v.i.Slang. to shirk responsibility or perform halfheartedly; loaf.