greaser

greaser
I
n A guy that used too much oil on his hair. Tony is greaser that everyone loves. 1960s
II
n (Offensive) A dark-haired, olive-skinned person. Who was thatgreaser I saw you with yesterday? 1840s

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  • Greaser — Greas er, n. 1. One who, or that which, greases; specifically, a person employed to lubricate the working parts of machinery, engines, carriages, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A nickname sometimes applied in contempt to a Mexican or other Latin American …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greaser — (n.) early 14c. (as a surname), one who smears salve on a sheep, agent noun from from GREASE (Cf. grease). As derogatory American English slang for native Mexican or Latin American, first attested 1849, so called from appearance. Greaseball in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • greaser — [grēs′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that greases ☆ 2. Slang a poor or working class youth, esp. in the 1950s, often characterized as being rough in manner, wearing a leather jacket, having oily hair, riding a motorcycle, etc.: usually a somewhat… …   English World dictionary

  • Greaser — Los Greasers (engrasadores o grasientos) son una subcultura de clase trabajadora urbana (italoamericanos, hispanos y estadounidenses) originaria de los años 1950 entre las bandas de jóvenes del sur y la Costa Este de los Estados Unidos. Los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • greaser — [“griza* OR “grisa* ] n. a rough and aggressive male, usually with long greased down hair. □ Who’s the greaser who just swaggered in? □ Donna has been going out with a real greaser …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Greaser — Recorded in a number of spellings including Greaser, Greuser, Gracia, Grasa, Grasha, Greiser, Graser, Graeser, Grezer and possibly Grasch, this is a surname of 14th century German or East European origins. It derives originally from Graz,… …   Surnames reference

  • Greaser (derogatory) — Greaser was a derogatory term for a Mexican in what is now the US Southwest in the 19th century. It most likely derived from what was considered one of the lowliest occupations typically held by Mexicans in what is now the US Southwest, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Greaser's Palace — is a 1972 American film directed by Robert Downey Sr.External links* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068659/ IMDb entry] …   Wikipedia

  • Greaser (subculture) — Greasers are a working class youth subculture that originated in the 1950s among young eastern and Southern United States street gangs, and then became popular among other types of people. In the 1950s and early 1960s, these youths were known as… …   Wikipedia

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