Definitions

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  • n. 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

  • “Dirk, you bastard,” his girlfriend was saying, as if she'd started hectoring him even before he got to the phone, “you better start treating me right or I'm gonna pawn your tools and your motorcycle, you two-timing grease-monkey!”

    Blossom and Monkey-Wrench

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