from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shabby, dirty, and vulgar; tawdry: "sleazy storefronts with torn industrial carpeting and dirt on the walls” ( Seattle Weekly).
- adj. Dishonest or corrupt; disreputable: Some sleazy characters hang around casinos.
- adj. Made of low-quality materials; cheap or shoddy.
- adj. Thin and loosely woven; flimsy: The coat has a sleazy lining.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Marked by low quality; inferior; inadequate.
- adj. Dishonorable; base; vulgar; raunchy; sordid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wanting firmness of texture or substance; thin; flimsy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of thin or flimsy substance; composed of poor or light material: said of a textile fabric.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of cloth; thin and loosely woven
- adj. morally degraded
- adj. of very poor quality; flimsy
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)