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Definition of greasy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɡrizi//
    (greasier, greasiest)
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  1. 1covered in a lot of grease or oil greasy fingers/marks/coveralls The sink was piled high with greasy dishes.
  2. 2(disapproving) (of food) cooked with too much oil greasy french fries
  3. 3(disapproving) (of hair or skin) producing too much natural oil long greasy hair
  4. 4(informal) (disapproving) (of people or their behavior) friendly in a way that does not seem sincere synonym smarmy a greasy smile He told me how pretty I was in that greasy way of his.
  5. Idioms
    the greasy pole (informal)
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    used to refer to the difficult way to the top of a profession
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