from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sleazy condition, quality, or appearance: "His record of public service is untouched by any stain of shadiness or sleaze” ( James J. Kilpatrick).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. low moral standards
- n. a person with low moral standards
- n. (the commonest instance of the above) a man who is sexually aggressive or forward with women to the point of disgust
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
Back-formation from sleazy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From “sleazy”, originally used to describe the thinness and low quality of cloth (Wiktionary)