Sleazy Slea"zy (sl[=e]"z[y^]), a. [Cf. G. schleissig worn out, threadbare, from schleissen to slit, split, decay, or E. leasy.] Wanting firmness of texture or substance; thin; flimsy; as, sleazy silk or muslin. [Spelt also {slazy}.] [1913 Webster]

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