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grease monkey

noun, Slang.
a mechanic, especially one who works on automobiles or airplanes.
Origin of grease monkey
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for grease monkey

grease monkey

(informal) a mechanic, esp one who works on cars or aircraft
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Slang definitions & phrases for grease monkey

grease monkey

noun phrase

  1. A worker who lubricates machines, esp automobiles: Good grease monkeys all, they could think better with a grease rack to lean against
  2. A stoker, oiler, or wiper on a ship (Merchant marine)
  3. Any mechanic, esp an automotive mechanic (1920s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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