sleaze

[ sleez ]
/ sliz /

noun Slang.

a contemptible or vulgar person.
a shabby or slovenly person.
a sleazy quality, character, or atmosphere; shoddiness; vulgarity.
sleazy behavior, content, appearance, or the like.

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Origin of sleaze

First recorded in 1950–55; back formation from sleazy

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British Dictionary definitions for sleaze

sleaze
/ (sliːz) /

noun informal

sleaziness
dishonest, disreputable, or immoral behaviour, especially of public officials or employeespolitical sleaze
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