adjective (greasier; -est) Date: 1514 1. a. smeared or soiled with grease <
greasy clothes
b. oily in appearance, texture, or manner <
his greasy smile — Jack London
c. slippery 2. containing an unusual amount of grease <
greasy food
greasily adverbgreasiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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