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greasy

[gree-see, ‐zee]
adjective, greasier, greasiest.
1.
smeared, covered, or soiled with grease.
2.
composed of or containing grease; oily: greasy food.
3.
greaselike in appearance or to the touch; slippery.
4.
insinuatingly unctuous in manner; repulsively slick; oily.
5.
Veterinary Pathology. affected with grease.

Origin:
1505–15

greasily, adverb
greasiness, noun
nongreasy, adjective
overgreasiness, noun
overgreasy, adjective
ungreasy, adjective


greasy is almost always pronounced as [gree-zee] with a medial [z] in the South Midland and Southern U.S. and as [gree-see] with a medial [s] in New England, New York State, and the Great Lakes Basin. Speakers of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania are divided, with some using [s] and some using [z]. Standard British English reflects both [z] and [s] pronunciations and British folk speech is also divided regionally, with [z] heard in the eastern counties and [s] in the central and western ones. Both pronunciations were brought to the colonies, where the present U.S. pattern emerged.
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greasy (ˈɡriːzɪ, -sɪ)
 
adj , greasier, greasiest
1.  coated or soiled with or as if with grease
2.  composed of or full of grease
3.  resembling grease
4.  unctuous or oily in manner
 
n , greasier, greasiest, greasies
5.  a shearer
6.  an outback cook, esp cooking for a number of men
 
'greasily
 
adv
 
'greasiness
 
n

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