grease monkey


noun Slang.

a mechanic, especially one who works on automobiles or airplanes.

Nearby words

  1. grb,
  2. gre,
  3. grease,
  4. grease cup,
  5. grease gun,
  6. grease nipple,
  7. grease paint,
  8. grease pencil,
  9. grease someone's palm,
  10. grease the wheels

Origin of grease monkey

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for grease monkey

grease monkey

noun

informal a mechanic, esp one who works on cars or aircraft
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