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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a greasy mark
▪ It’s good for getting greasy marks off carpet.
greasy spoon
greasy (=containing too much oil)
▪ This shampoo is ideal for greasy hair.
▪ One, with a tousled bundle of greasy hair, waved his arms about in mock anger.
▪ A chain of greasy hair is woven in his comb.
▪ The man had a bland, vacuous face, protruding green eyes and lank, brown, greasy hair.
▪ Roll the die, answer a question and move up the greasy pole to Downing Street.
▪ Wagner had climbed up the greasy pole doggedly, and methodically.
▪ Like Disraeli on becoming prime minister, Chapman could say he had climbed to the top of the greasy pole.
▪ When Buck and Ratso go to another greasy spoon, a crazy is ranting in the background.
greasy French fries
greasy pots and pans
▪ a greasy gangster
▪ Dick wiped his hands on a greasy rag.
▪ Her long greasy hair hung down to her shoulders.
▪ long greasy hair
▪ At last he finished, gave a loud belch and wiped his greasy fingers and mouth on the hem of his ermine-lined cloak.
▪ Care for some greasy fried chicken?
▪ It is mostly found in the stronger astringents used for greasy skins.
▪ Neocolors are greasy and are therefore lively for creating textures of all sorts and for using as a water resist.
▪ The aging prisoner picked up a greasy ladle and buried it in the soup, stirring it for a moment.
▪ There was greasy gunk on his lips and his mouth was full of rancid sourness.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Greasy \Greas"y\, a. [Compar. Greasier; superl. Greasiest.]

  1. Composed of, or characterized by, grease; oily; unctuous; as, a greasy dish.

  2. Smeared or defiled with grease.

    With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers.

  3. Like grease or oil; smooth; seemingly unctuous to the touch, as is mineral soapstone.

  4. Fat of body; bulky. [R.]

  5. Gross; indelicate; indecent. [Obs.]

  6. (Far.) Affected with the disease called grease; as, the heels of a horse. See Grease, n., 2.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1510s, from grease + -y (2). Related: Greasily; greasiness. Greasy spoon "small cheap restaurant" is from 1925.


a. 1 Having a slippery surface; having a surface covered with grease. 2 Containing a lot of grease or fat.

  1. adj. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds" [syn: oily, sebaceous, oleaginous]

  2. smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags" [syn: oily]

  3. [also: greasiest, greasier]

Greasy, OK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 387
Housing Units (2000): 146
Land area (2000): 20.337796 sq. miles (52.674647 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.079111 sq. miles (0.204896 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 20.416907 sq. miles (52.879543 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31165
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.678115 N, 94.721152 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Greasy, OK

Greasy may refer to:

  • Greasy, Oklahoma, United States
  • Greasy (lubrication), to be lubricated
  • Greasy Neale (1891-1973), American football coach
  • A term used to imply something as illegal, under the table or unethical
  • Greasy Weasel, the second-in-command of the Toon Patrol from the 1988 fantasy/comedy film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Usage examples of "greasy".

This greasy, sometimes waxy substance is known as adipocere, or grave wax.

He was indefatigable when it came to crushing bitter almond seeds in the screw press or mashing musk pods or mincing dollops of grey, greasy ambergris with a chopping knife or grating violet roots and digesting the shavings in the finest alcohol.

It smelled greasy and evil, like rancid andouille sausage that had been left on the grill too long.

The manager wore a greasy boater and snickered through an overbite stained from cigarettes and tea.

Move down on the sausage-shaped body, skipping over the greasy folds like freshly turned furrows, all the way back to where the shoulders extend into twin flesh lumps attached to clusters of brachiating greenish-gray tentacles.

Beneath the hill, right on the west side of the Greasy Grass, were some bullberry bushes, and there was a big boy by the name of Round Fool who was running around the bushes.

Mr Cribbage straightened his greasy old tie, combed his Hitler moustache and arranged the few strands of his hair across his bald patch.

The swept-up snow, running away into dirty water, was much trampled, the courtyard itself was greasy and the Mardian dolmen a lump of wet rock standing on two other lumps.

According to the bats, His Majesty is strongly opposed to the prospect of King Diego getting his greasy hands on the fabled gold of El Dorado, which would make him the richest monarch in Eurania and upset the balance of power.

Daniel Dowlas, as Lord Duberly, is all the droller for being a retired tallow-chandler, ignorant, greasy, conventional, blunt, a sturdy, honest, ridiculous person, who thinks he has observed how lords act and who intends to put his gained knowledge into practical use.

For the ragged-trousered man, with practically buttonless blue shirt and greasy e-stained torn coat held together by one string-suspended cloth button, unshaven face carrying beard a half-inch long, and cloth cap on one side of shaggy, thinning half-greyed head, was scraping away, with the broken blade of a dullish looking barley knife, the rounded nubbin of what had once been the end of a loaf of bread.

They wore black suits, which were slightly greasy, slightly frayed, and even Richard, who counted himself among the sartorially dyslexic, felt there was something odd about the cut of the coats.

Then it appeared that the cook would not believe in them, and he did not send them, till they were quite faint, the peppery and muddy draught which impudently affected to be coffee, the oily slices of fugacious potatoes slipping about in their shallow dish and skillfully evading pursuit, the pieces of beef that simulated steak, the hot, greasy biscuit, steaming evilly up into the face when opened, and then soddening into masses of condensed dyspepsia.

Jon held a picnic basket that was probably overflowing with fried chicuck, greasy goober chips, cooakes, pies, and magically cold, tangy oranglemime aid.

The innkeeper hailed him in a gruffy, sing-song manner, wrinkling his stump of a nose like a charging bull, and running a hand through his greasy hair to make it stick upwards in a haphazard manner, which he apparently thought made him handsome.