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grease·ball

 (grēs′bôl′)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Latin and especially Italian descent.
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greaseball

(ˈɡriːsˌbɔːl; ˈɡriːzˌbɔːl)
n
(Peoples) offensive US a person of Italian descent
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greaseball - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Italian - a native or inhabitant of Italy
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He has also appeared as Leo Bloom in the international tour of The Producers, as well as Dustin and Greaseball in the 25th anniversary cast of Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany.
As a result, you will still get the full benefits of the coconut oil on your skin without looking like a greaseball when you head to work.
However, it's a bit difficult trying to find a cream that that's packed with hydrating ingredients but won't leave you feeling like a greaseball. The trick is to apply the cream very thinly and let it sink into the skin before adding anything on top.
As might be expected, the staff were all given nicknames, such as KGB (always wanted to know everything) to Greaseball (who used Brylcreem).
He won't listen to any of Van's opinions--'Listen, sonny, when I want a pig, I'll rattle a bucket'--and insults him with derogatory language ('loud-mouthed dago', 'greaseball') that was, unfortunately, all too familiar to those who can recall the days before multiculturalism changed the face of Australia.
Pearl, Dinah, Rusty, Greaseball, Electra and Poppa are all characters in which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?
Meanwhile, over in Albert Square, a jumbo tub of Swarfega cleaner wouldn't solve the greaseball behaviour of Max Branning.
This greaseball, this scuzzbucket, with his shaggy face and tattooed arms and cool nonchalance, dragging her into a web of needles, infection, mistakes she would regret for the rest of her life.
These fodders place major emphasis on events, such as Billetproof, Viva Las Vegas, Greaseball, Hootenanny, Hot Rod Hoedown, Primer Nationals, and the annual Blessing and anti-Blessing of the Cars that celebrate all aspects of the culture.
U Gere is reunited with his Pretty Woman counterpart Jason Alexander - he played the greaseball Stuckey - in this weepy that will be familiar to Greyfriar's Bobby fans.
As is often the case with "West Side Story," finding a male cast able to meet the balletic demands of Robbins' choreography (reproduced by Joey McKneely) while convincingly portraying rough-and-tumble greaseball gang members is a challenge.
So far, not counting her one-night wonders, I've given my thumbs down to her boy racer with a flash car, a greaseball 15 years older than her, and an online blind date.