Origin of sleaze
Examples from the Web for sleaze
Yet for a vivid decade or so, sleaze was, somewhat paradoxically, a force for literacy and empowerment.
For most voters, internal party cohesion hardly seemed to be the most pressing issue amid a slew of sleaze allegations.A Sleaze Civil War Engulfs Britain’s Liberal Democrats|Nico Hines|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in the course of the campaign, Olmert the idealist would not be able to free himself from Olmert the sleaze.
This tsunami of sleaze is being propelled by unprecedented advertising buys.Romney Ramps Up Attack Ads Against Gingrich to Unprecedented Levels|John Avlon|January 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He need spend no time dialing for dollars with all the sleaze and risk involved.
British Dictionary definitions for sleaze
Word Origin and History for sleaze
"condition of squalor," by 1967, back-formation from sleazy. Meaning "person of low moral standards," and the adjectival use, are attested from 1976.