Definition of Greaser

1. Noun. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent.

Exact synonyms: Taco, Wetback
Language type: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement, Ethnic Slur
Generic synonyms: Mexican

Definition of Greaser

1. n. One who, or that which, greases; specifically, a person employed to lubricate the working parts of machinery, engines, carriages, etc.

Definition of Greaser

1. Noun. someone or something that applies grease. ¹

2. Noun. a biker, rocker, tough, a mechanic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greaser

1. one that greases [n -S] - See also: greases

Lexicographical Neighbors of Greaser

greaseboards
greaseburger
greaseburgers
greased
greased lightning
greaseless
greaseless cream
greaselike
greasepaint
greasepaints
greaseproof
greaseproof paper
greaseproofed
greaseproofing
greaseproofs
greaser (current term)
greasers
greases
greasewood
greasewoods
greasier
greasies
greasiest
greasily
greasiness
greasinesses
greasing
greasy
greasy pig disease
greasy spoon

Literary usage of Greaser

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp by John Avery Lomax (1919)
"THE TEXAS COWBOY AND THE MEXICAN greaser I THINK we can all remember when a greaser hadn't no show In Palo Pinto particular,— it ain't very long ago; ..."

2. Songs of the Cowboys by Nathan Howard Thorp (1921)
"And I told him I was busted from sombrero down to heel, And he grinned and said, "You ought to see that gol-darned wheel." greaser JOE'S PLACE From the ..."

3. Songs of the Cowboys by Nathan Howard Thorp (1921)
"And I told him I was busted from sombrero down to heel, And he grinned and said, " You ought to see that gol-darned wheel." greaser JOE'S PLACE From the ..."

4. Poems Obiter by Robert Elijah Lee Smith (1914)
"ONLY A greaser Only a greaser! what matters it? Only a greaser and less than a cur, Only a greaser the bullet hit As it cleft the air with its startling ..."

5. Modern Industrial Progress by Charles Henry Cochrane (1904)
"Diamond Sorter or "greaser." Here may be found Baldwin-Westinghouse mining locomotives hauling American-built trucks, also Allis-Chalmers air-compressors, ..."

6. The Colliery Manager's Handbook: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Laying-out by Caleb Pamely (1898)
"... Patent Automatic Tub-greaser—Self-lubricating Pedestals for Colliery Tubs. COAL-DUST. Closely connected with the lighting and ventilation of collieries ..."

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