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grease monkey

noun, Slang.
1.
a mechanic, especially one who works on automobiles or airplanes.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples from the web for grease monkey
  • Even if you're a grease monkey, she says, there's no reason you can't keep your fingernails clean.
  • Given enough time and money, any grease monkey can design a fuel-efficient, low-emissions car.
British Dictionary definitions for grease monkey

grease monkey

noun
1.
(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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