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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.
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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
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greaser - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
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
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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
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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)
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References in classic literature ?
"Why, you dirty little greaser! I've a mind to knock your block off right now."
"But God don't look like that yellow little Greaser. THAT I won't fall for.
I mean you, you greaser!" he roared out at Raffles.
After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-nextdoor Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year.
After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girlnext-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year.
Greaser of Bellaire, Texas: "In general, flip-flops and sandals provide the foot with very little arch support.
It's not so easy to fit in with the kids at school, though Lewis does make one friend in the cool-kid greaser Tarby (Sunny Suljic).
Danny Zuko, leader of a local greaser gang called the T-Birds, brags to his crew about nights of passion spent on the beach with a mystery girl.
The '50s-the age of rock and roll, Elvis and the 'greaser' gangs, and the explosion of colors in the omnipresent jukebox-has the bag flap in pink, turquoise and onyx with embossed colored
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.