Definition of greasy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡriːsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡriːsi//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈɡriːzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡriːzi//
    (greasier, greasiest) Texture of food, Describing hair, Diet, Unhealthy eating habits
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  1. 1covered in a lot of grease or oil greasy fingers/marks/overalls The sink was piled high with greasy dishes. See related entries: Unhealthy eating habits
  2. 2(disapproving) (of food) cooked with too much oil greasy chips Wordfinderchewy, creamy, crisp, crunchy, greasy, juicy, mushy, rubbery, tender, tough See related entries: Texture of food, Diet, Unhealthy eating habits
  3. 3(disapproving) (of hair or skin) producing too much natural oil long greasy hair See related entries: Describing hair
  4. 4(informal, disapproving) (of people or their behaviour) friendly in a way that does not seem sincere synonym smarmy a greasy smile He told me how well I’d done in that greasy way of his.
  5. Extra examples This food’s a bit greasy, isn’t it? an ugly man with very greasy hair The hotel smelt of stale smoke and greasy food.Idioms (informal) used to refer to the difficult way to the top of a profession
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