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Definition of greasy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈɡrizi//
    (greasier, greasiest)
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  1. 1 covered 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 oily 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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