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greas·y

 (grē′sē, -zē)
adj. greas·i·er, greas·i·est
1. Coated or soiled with grease.
2. Containing grease, especially too much grease: a greasy hamburger.
3. Suggestive of grease in slickness or slipperiness: a greasy character.

greas′i·ly adv.
greas′i·ness n.
Our Living Language One of our most notable regional distinctions is the "greasy-greazy" line. It is famous among scholars of American dialects for marking a clear division between major dialect regions of the United States. In the North and West, greasy is pronounced with an (s) sound; in the Midland dialect region and the South, it is pronounced with a (z). According to the Dictionary of American Regional English, the "greazy" region extends from the Deep South to southern parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois and all of Missouri, Texas, and New Mexico. The verb grease also follows this pattern, although not the noun grease, which is pronounced with an (s) sound everywhere. A few Southerners also use (z) in blouse. The (z) pronunciation is so stable and so characteristic of Southern dialects that dialect scholars use it to trace the migration of Southern speakers into other dialect areas, such as Colorado, Oregon, and California.
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greasy

(ˈɡriːzɪ; -sɪ)
adj, greasier or greasiest
1. coated or soiled with or as if with grease
2. composed of or full of grease
3. resembling grease
4. unctuous or oily in manner
n, pl greasies
5. (Agriculture) a shearer
6. (Cookery) an outback cook, esp cooking for a number of men
ˈgreasily adv
ˈgreasiness n
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greas•y

(ˈgri si, -zi)

adj. greas•i•er, greas•i•est.
1. smeared, covered, or soiled with grease.
2. composed of or containing grease; oily: greasy food.
3. greaselike in appearance or to the touch; slippery.
4. insinuatingly unctuous in manner; repulsively slick; oily.
[1505–15]
greas′i•ly, adv.
greas′i•ness, n.
pron: greasy is almost always pronounced as (ˈgri zi) with a medial (z), in the South Midland and Southern U.S. and as (ˈgri si) with a medial (s), in New England, New York State, and the Great Lakes Basin. Speakers of New Jersey and E Pennsylvania are divided, with some using (s) and some using (z). Standard British English reflects both (z) and (s) pronunciations and British folk speech is also divided regionally, with (z) heard in the eastern counties and (s) in the central and western ones. Both pronunciations were brought to the colonies.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.greasy - containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
fatty, fat - containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue"
2.greasy - smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
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greasy

adjective
1. fatty, slick, slippery, oily, slimy, oleaginous He propped his elbows upon the greasy counter.
2. sycophantic, fawning, grovelling, ingratiating, smooth, slick, oily, unctuous, smarmy (Brit. informal), toadying She called him `a greasy little Tory sycophant'.
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greasy

adjective
Having the qualities of fat:
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Translations
دَسِمدُهْنيزَلِقمُغَطّى بالدُّهْن
mastnýtučnýumaštěnýkluzký
fedtetglatindsmurt
rasvainen
mastan
fitugur, feiturfitugur, kámugurháll, sleipur
脂を含んだ
기름투성이의
mastenspolzek
fett
เป็นไขมันลื่น
yağlıkayganyağlanmış
nhờn

greasy

[ˈgriːsɪ]
A. ADJ (greasier (compar) (greasiest (superl)))
1. (= oily) [substance, hands] → grasiento, grasoso (esp LAm); [clothes] → lleno de grasa, mugriento; [hair, skin] → graso, grasoso (esp LAm); [food] → grasiento; [road] → resbaladizo
2. (= ingratiating) [person] → adulón, zalamero
B. CPD greasy spoon N (= café) → figón m
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greasy

[ˈgriːsi ˈgriːzi] adj
[hair, skin] → gras(se)
He has greasy hair → Il a les cheveux gras.
[food] → gras(se)
The food was very greasy → La nourriture était très grasse.
[hands, clothes] → graisseux/euse
(British) [road, surface] → glissant(e)greasy spoon n (= café) → boui-boui m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

greasy

adj (+er)
(= oily) foodfett; hair, skin, complexionfettig
(= dirty) clothesschmierig; (= slippery) surfacerutschig, glatt
(pej: = smarmy) → schmierig (pej inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

greasy

[ˈgriːsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (substance) → grasso/a; (hair) → untuoso/a, grasso/a (Brit) (road, surface) → scivoloso/a; (hands, clothes) → unto/a; (stains) → d'unto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

grease

(griːs) noun
1. soft, thick, animal fat.
2. any thick, oily substance. She put grease on the squeaking hinge.
verb
to put grease on, over or in. The mechanic greased the car's axle.
ˈgreasy adjective
1. of or like grease. greasy food.
2. covered in grease. greasy hands.
3. slippery, as if covered in grease. greasy roads.
ˈgreasiness noun
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greasy

دَسِم mastný fedtet fettig λιπαρός grasiento rasvainen gras mastan oleoso 脂を含んだ 기름투성이의 vet fettet tłusty gorduroso жирный fett เป็นไขมันลื่น yağlı nhờn 油腻的
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greasy

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) grasoso, graso, grasiento
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