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greaser

[ gree-ser ]
/ ˈgri sər /
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noun

a person or thing that greases.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Latin American, especially a Mexican.
Slang. a swaggering young tough, especially a member of a street gang.

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Origin of greaser

First recorded in 1635–45; grease + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for greaser

greaser
/ (ˈɡriːzə, ˈɡriːsə) /

noun British slang

a mechanic, esp of motor vehicles
a semiskilled engine attendant aboard a merchant ship
a young long-haired motorcyclist, usually one of a gang
an unpleasant person, esp one who ingratiates himself with superiors
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