greaser
noun Date: 1641 1. one that greases 2. usually offensive a native or inhabitant of Latin America or a Mediterranean land; especially Mexican 3. an aggressive swaggering young white male usually of working-class background

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  • Greaser — or Greasers can refer to: * Greaser (derogatory), a derogatory term for a Mexican. * Greaser (subculture), a subculture that developed in the United States in the 1950s. * A device to apply grease (lubricant). * Someone who uses vegetable oil as… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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 …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • greaser — /gree seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that greases. 2. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a Latin American, esp. a Mexican. 3. Slang. a swaggering young tough, esp. a member of a street gang. [1635 45; GREASE + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • greaser — noun a) someone or something that applies grease. b) a biker, rocker, tough, a mechanic …   Wiktionary

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