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



    BrE BrE//ˈɔɪli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔɪli//
    (oilier, oiliest) Texture of food
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  1. 1containing or covered with oil oily fish an oily rag He had rather oily hands. See related entries: Texture of food
  2. 2feeling, tasting, smelling or looking like oil an oily substance
  3. 3(disapproving) (of a person or their behaviour) trying to be too polite, in a way that is annoying synonym obsequious an oily smile
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: oily