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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sleazy drug smugglers
sleazy porn movies
▪ The bar was cheap and sleazy.
▪ Also contributing to the turmoil recently has been growing criticism that the talk shows focus on sleazy topics.
▪ As the ex-husband, Patrick is wonderfully sleazy.
▪ She would worry that Kelly was becoming involved in the sleazy aftermath of her father's death.
▪ The First Couple looks sleazy and careless but not necessarily sinister.
▪ The two actually meet when the up-and-coming star comes to Houston for a gig at a slightly sleazy roadhouse.
▪ This house was the very embodiment of sleazy discomfort.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1640s, "downy, fuzzy," later "flimsy, unsubstantial" (1660s), of unknown origin; one theory is that it is a corruption of Silesia, the German region, where thin linen or cotton fabric was made for export. Silesia in reference to cloth is attested in English from 1670s; and sleazy as an abbreviated form is attested from 1670), but OED is against this. Sense of "sordid" is from 1941. Related: Sleazily; sleaziness.\n\nA day is a more magnificent cloth than any muslin, the mechanism that makes it is infinitely cunninger, and you shall not conceal the sleazy, fraudulent, rotten hours you have slipped into the piece, nor fear that any honest thread, or straighter steel, or more inflexible shaft, will not testify in the web.

[Emerson, "The Conduct of Life," 1860]


a. 1 Marked by low quality; inferior; inadequate. 2 dishonorable; base; vulgar; raunchy; sordid.

  1. adj. of cloth; thin and loosely woven; "the coat has a sleazy lining"

  2. of very poor quality [syn: bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, tinny]

  3. morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal" [syn: seamy, seedy, sordid, squalid]

  4. [also: sleaziest, sleazier]

Sleazy (Expatriate song)

"Sleazy" is a song by Sydney band Expatriate. A demo version was featured as a B-side on the band's first single " Get Out, Give In" which was only sold at early live shows, and which is long out of print. The song was, at one stage, available as a free download on the band's website, however the link has long since been removed. A fully mastered studio version was recorded with John Goodmanson during the sessions for Expatriate's debut album In the Midst of This however that version has not been released to date. Live performances of "Sleazy" ceased once In the Midst of This was released.

Sleazy (Kesha song)

"Sleazy" is a song by American recording artist and songwriter Kesha, taken from her first extended play (EP), Cannibal (2010). The song was written by Kesha alongside Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Benjamin Levin, Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford and Klas Åhlund, with production done by Bangladesh, Dr. Luke and Levin. While working on the album she enlisted the help of producer Bangladesh so that she could give her music a more distinct edge. Kesha uses a "sing-rap" vocal style throughout the song and uses layered vocals that are enhanced in some parts with the use of auto-tune. Lyrically the song speaks of wealthy men hitting on Kesha, trying to buy her attention.

The song was later re-released featuring rapper André 3000. The collaboration came about after Kesha sent him a copy of the track in hopes that he would like it; they later spoke on the phone and André agreed to appear on the track. André's verse speaks about a young child dealing with his deadbeat father and also his friendship with Kesha. Critical reception of the song was generally positive with critics citing the song as a strong club number that is influenced by the songs of Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and Lil Wayne. "Sleazy" charted in both Canada and the United States peaking at forty-six and fifty-one, respectively.


Sleazy may refer to:

  • Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (1955–2010), British musician, band member of Throbbing Gristle and Coil
  • "Sleazy" (Expatriate song), 2005 rock song by Expatriate
  • "Sleazy" (Kesha song), 2010 pop song by Kesha
  • Sleazy P. Martini, a character in the theatrical heavy metal band GWAR

Usage examples of "sleazy".

Even raunchy jokes embarrassed him, never mind sleazy amourettes in hotels.

The canvas was tattered and dirty, the bunting faded and cheap, the pitchmen sleazy, the milling students bestial.

She was naked, oiled up like a bimbo at a sleazy sex bar, and shackled at the feet.

The sleazy wheezer who committed the drinks shuffled to meet the newcomer.

Mexico, Brazil, and Poland overdubbed in cheap, sleazy attempts to revive vaudeville, and taped coverage of such stellar live sports events as Demolition Derby, and Bobtail truck races.

Sapper, Creepy, Sleazy, Doper, Droopy, Dumpy, Shirty, Groupie, Greasy, Dreary, Shitful, Crock, and Baksheesh.

His appearance in the back room of a sleazy barrelhouse, bringing hope.

Lockheed-engineered National Security State approved massive latex uber-condom, a super-project of such immensity as to call for the unlikely marriage of the conceptual vision of Christo and the sleazy contracting gusto of Bechtel, Inc?

He was a rather sleazy sort, this Coxwell chap was, and I fancy the chaps in the war ministry rather doubted his word.

Profuse menstruation is very prone to occur in young women of a lymphatic temperament, whose organs are sleazy in texture.

Thanks to his uncle Arturo - and his sleazy drug-dealing in Los Angeles - Paz had arrived here at exactly the right moment.

Colt detective special mounted in a shadow box, next to the cover art from a sleazy true crime .

He had begun having bizarre and wistful dreams about going out to sleazy dives, getting stoned to the brainstem on endorphin-rock and beer, and picking a fight with the first person to look at him side wise.

And there you have the movers and shakers of Mistport, in all their sleazy glory.

I wrote it, everything just the way I wrote it instead of this sleazy ripoff on the screen they.