Definition of Greasy

1. Adjective. Containing an unusual amount of grease or oil. "Oleaginous seeds"

Exact synonyms: Oily, Oleaginous, Sebaceous
Similar to: Fat, Fatty
Derivative terms: Greasiness, Oil, Oiliness, Oleaginousness, Sebum



2. Adjective. Smeared or soiled with grease or oil. "Get rid of rubbish and oily rags"
Exact synonyms: Oily
Similar to: Dirty, Soiled, Unclean
Derivative terms: Grease, Greasiness, Oiliness

Definition of Greasy

1. a. Composed of, or characterized by, grease; oily; unctuous; as, a greasy dish.

Definition of Greasy

1. Adjective. Having a slippery surface; having a surface covered with grease. ¹

2. Adjective. Containing a lot of grease or fat. ¹

3. Adjective. (slang) detestable, unethical. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greasy

1. containing or resembling grease [adj GREASIER, GREASIEST] : GREASILY [adv]

Medical Definition of Greasy

1. 1. Composed of, or characterised by, grease; oily; unctuous; as, a greasy dish. 2. Smeared or defiled with grease. "With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers." (Shak) 3. Like grease or oil; smooth; seemingly unctuous to the touch, as is mineral soapstone. 4. Fat of body; bulky. 5. Gross; indelicate; indecent. 6. Affected with the disease called grease; as, the heels of a horse. See Grease. Origin: Compar. Greasier; superl. Greasiest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greasy

greaseproofed
greaseproofing
greaseproofs
greaser
greasers
greases
greasewood
greasewoods
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greasies
greasiest
greasily
greasiness
greasinesses
greasing
greasy (current term)
greasy pig disease
greasy spoon
greasy spoons
great
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great-aunt
great-aunts
great-grandchild
great-grandchildren
great-granddaughter
great-granddaughters
great-grandfather
great-grandfathers

Literary usage of Greasy

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1. Special Report by Geological Survey of Alabama, Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery (1847)
"The greasy Cove district is a roughly rectangular area in northeast ... greasy Cove,' itself, is a narrow valley between Chandler and Blount Mountains. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"I often imagined it derived its Hibernian appellation from the greasy uses to which it is turned. Can there be any likeness between this and the article ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1866)
"... forros beautiful nacreous laminae, greasy to the touch. ... anhydrous scales having a nacreous lustre, sparingly soluble, and very greasy to the touch. ..."

4. Report on the Valley Regions of Alabama: (Paleozoic Strata) by Henry McCalley, Geological Survey of Alabama (1897)
"These strata to the south-west of Little Canoe Creek, the county line, are in this county. In bending around the head of greasy Cove, the rocks of this for- ..."

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