Definitions

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  • noun colloquial An automobile mechanic.

Etymologies

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grease +‎ monkey (“menial employee who does a repetitive job”).

Examples

  • What he perceives as the hypocrisy of the actor Robbie Coltrane, who attended a fancy school in Scotland before reinventing himself as "a lowborn grease-monkey," inspires a rare, and comical, rant.

    True Tales of a Happy Hypocrite

  • While the Congress frets about the millions of Toyotas on the road that probably shouldn't be, our grease-monkey brothers at Consumer Reports were busy getting domestic.

    Consumer Reports Gets Patriotic, Names Best American Cars For 2010 - The Consumerist

  • He became a grease-monkey Andy Warhol, employing incredible artists like Ed Newton & Robert Williams to do his art for him, which he signed and mass produced.

    Boing Boing

  • It's frustrating that no one cares and it's frustrating that someone like Ayers can find a place teaching in a University while other violent criminals have the worst time just getting a job as a grease-monkey.

    Dana Milbank would like Sarah Palin to stop fighting and accept defeat graciously.

  • I should have figured that this liberal, grease-monkey crowd would love Ted Rall the cartoonist!

    Don’t Stop Believin’, Man! « Whatever

  • I laid her on the divan, thinking this'll give us time to restore our energies, and went into the wash-room to rid myself of the oil — I've known randy women have some odd tastes: birches, spurs, hair-brushes, peacock feathers, baths, handcuffs, God knows what, but Jeendan's the only grease-monkey I can recall.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • I laid her on the divan, thinking this'll give us time to restore our energies, and went into the wash-room to rid myself of the oil - I've known randy women have some odd tastes: birches, spurs, hair-brushes, peacock feathers, baths, handcuffs, God knows what, but Jeendan's the only grease-monkey I can recall.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • A tall, gangling grease-monkey came in, blinked around obviously awed by the assembly of top brass.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • A grease-monkey gear-head chick reeking of WD-40 would put me in euphoria.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • A grease-monkey gear-head chick reeking of WD-40 would put me in euphoria.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

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