greaser


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greas·er

 (grē′sər, -zər)
n.
1. One who greases, such as a worker who greases working parts in a machine.
2. Slang A tough young man, especially one from a white working-class background who is much involved with motorcycles or cars.
3. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of Latin, especially Latin American or Italian, descent.

greaser

(ˈɡriːzə; ˈɡriːsə)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a mechanic, esp of motor vehicles
2. (Nautical Terms) a semiskilled engine attendant aboard a merchant ship
3. a young long-haired motorcyclist, usually one of a gang
4. an unpleasant person, esp one who ingratiates himself with superiors

greas•er

(ˈgri sər)

n.
1. a person or thing that greases.
2. Slang. a swaggering young tough, esp. a member of a street gang.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greaser - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
Mexican - a native or inhabitant of Mexico
Translations

greaser

[ˈgriːsəʳ] N
1. (= mechanic) → mecánico/a m/f
2. (o.f.) (= motorcyclist) → motociclista mf
3. (pej) (= ingratiating person) → pelota mf, lameculos mf
4. (US) (pej) (= Latin American) → sudaca mf

greaser

n
(inf, = motorcyclist) → Motorradfahrer(in) m(f); (= gang member)Rocker m (inf)
(US pej: = Latin American) → Latino m (inf)
(inf, = motor mechanic) → Automechaniker(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
But God don't look like that yellow little Greaser.
So it's left to Danny's mates Kenickie (Tom Senior) and Sonny (Michael Cortez) to try and inject some macho muscle to the greaser gang.
Eddie Hewitt, 17, will play suave greaser Danny Zuko who sparks a forbidden love with Pink Lady Sandy Dumbrowski, played by 16-year-old Tianna Betz and 15-year-old Sydney McGhehey Wallace.
The sitcom was about the ideal Cunningham family who lived through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman and handsome greaser, Fonzie.
Did the thought of starting work really scare him, or did he look forward to it as something new and adventurous, like Jamesie, who was too excited to sleep the night before he took on his first job as a greaser in the Meadowland tinworks?
35PM Long before Natural Born Killers came THE film about serial killing sweethearts, Martin Sheen played a 1950s greaser from the wrong side of the tracks.
It's California, 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love.
London-born Jools progressed from playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenage greaser, to leading his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and selling millions of records.
Don says: "I was a Fireman/ Greaser onboard the PSNC Ship SS Flamenco in 1969.
The Paris event saw riders such as thesp Guillaume Canet, dressed as a '50s greaser, with Marion Cotillard cheering him on.
A dust seal system, equipped with an auto greaser, protects the crusher's lubrication oil from contamination.