greaser

[gree-ser]
noun
1.
a person or thing that greases.
2.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a Latin American, especially a Mexican.
3.
Slang. a swaggering young tough, especially a member of a street gang.

Origin:
1635–45; grease + -er1

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greaser (ˈɡriːzə, ˈɡriːsə)
 
n
1.  a mechanic, esp of motor vehicles
2.  a semiskilled engine attendant aboard a merchant ship
3.  a young long-haired motorcyclist, usually one of a gang
4.  an unpleasant person, esp one who ingratiates himself with superiors

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greaser definition

[ˈgrizɚ] or [ˈgrisɚ]
  1. n.
    a rough and aggressive male, usually with long greased down hair. : Donna has been going out with a real greaser.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Greaser commented that, during the past few weeks, there was drama with some applicants.
Long ago, horseshoe cleats were cool for guys to wear, if you were a greaser punk.
There were also street musicians, clothing vendors, and barbers to give guests the appropriate razor or greaser coiffeur.
Perchloroethylene is used as a de-greaser to remove residual oil in metal cutting, and as a dry cleaning agent.
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