grease monkey

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

Origin:
1905–10

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

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grease monkey definition


  1. n.
    a mechanic. : I took my car to my favorite grease monkey who says I need a new something or other.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
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.
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