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greaser

[gree-ser] /ˈgri sər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that greases.
2.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Latin American, especially a Mexican.
3.
Slang. a swaggering young tough, especially a member of a street gang.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; grease + -er1
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Word Origin and History for greasers

greaser

n.

early 14c. (as a surname), "one who smears salve on a sheep," agent noun from grease (v.). As derogatory American English slang for "native Mexican or Latin American," first attested 1849, so called from appearance. Greaseball in same sense from 1934.

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Slang definitions & phrases for greasers

greaser

noun
  1. greaseball •Used esp in referring to a Mexican or an Italian (1849+)
  2. A hoodlum, petty thief, etc; punk: Stradazzi. Looks like a greaser, too (1950s+ Teenagers)
  3. A very smooth landing (1980+ Aviators)

[second sense fr the grease used for their typical combed-back hairstyle]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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