Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Coated or soiled with grease.
  • adjective Containing grease, especially too much grease.
  • adjective Suggestive of grease in slickness or slipperiness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of grease; having much grease or fat; oily; unctuous; fat: as, greasy food.
  • Smeared or soiled with grease; hence, slippery as if from being greased.
  • Like grease or oil; seemingly unctuous to the touch: as, a chalk that has a greasy feel.
  • Slimy; muddy; foul.
  • Foggy; misty.
  • Nautical, dirty; foul; disagreeable: said of weather.
  • Gross; indecent.
  • In farriery, affected with the disease called grease: as, a horse with greasy legs.
  • Successful in whaling; having taken a full cargo of oil: as in the expression greasy luck.
  • See the extract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Composed of, or characterized by, grease; oily; unctuous.
  • adjective Smeared or defiled with grease.
  • adjective Like grease or oil; smooth; seemingly unctuous to the touch, as is mineral soapstone.
  • adjective rare Fat of body; bulky.
  • adjective obsolete Gross; indelicate; indecent.
  • adjective (Far.) Affected with the disease called grease; as, the heels of a horse. See Grease, n., 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a slippery surface; having a surface covered with grease.
  • adjective Containing a lot of grease or fat.
  • adjective slang detestable, unethical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
  • adjective smeared or soiled with grease or oil

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Examples

  • Other unseemly behaviour exposed as part of the case involved a description of Mr Izzo as a "manwhore" with the nickname "greasy", and the exchange by lawyers of "lurid details" of "a gay porn star called Marcus Day", with copies sent to Mr Izzo.

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  • He located the Bic and flicked - it angrily sprung into life, shooting the flame past the tip of his nose and into his hair that hung in greasy strips over his forehead singeing the hair ssshht.

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  • So I see by various recent postings that Dave Petzal is taking care of some sewing chores and Joe Cermele is hanging out in greasy spoons.

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  • I went out for dinner and movie with friends yesterday, and instead of indulging in greasy pub food and beer I had 3 unsweetened iced teas (I was v thirsty) and a house salad.

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  • He located the Bic and flicked - it angrily sprung into life, shooting the flame past the tip of his nose and into his hair that hung in greasy strips over his forehead singeing the hair ssshht.

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  • On the floor, in greasy overalls, squatted a greasy little man to whom his employer nodded.

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  • Nick: haha, sweet finding our kitchen cloth submerged in greasy water, in a pot that could've been easily cleaned right after cooking but has been left so that everything is caked on and requires scrubbing, in a sink full of food scraps and dirty water rather than dry, on the side

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  • Nick: haha, sweet finding our kitchen cloth submerged in greasy water, in a pot that could've been easily cleaned right after cooking but has been left so that everything is caked on and requires scrubbing, in a sink full of food scraps and dirty water rather than dry, on the side

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  • Which is fine with me since I cherish the moments alone, even if my hands are stuck in greasy dish water.

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  • When I got home the whole mess had been cremated and the house was saturated in greasy smoke.

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  • See unctuous.

    October 9, 2007

  • I always thought unctuous was more sickeningly sweet, and greasy was, well, not sweet.

    Unctuous hits you more in the back of your throat or in your head, where greasy hits you in a spot considerably lower.

    June 6, 2008

  • http://www.vulture.com/2016/04/did-you-know-michael-rapaport-has-a-podcast.html

    Yes, at this point I found myself in an odd place, one that I never guessed I might visit: a fairly crowded Twitter canoe with a bunch of pissed-off Michael Rapaport fans. In situations like this, I've found the best way to de-escalate the situation is to act like a friendly tourist lost in an unfamiliar country. So, I asked them what "talking greasy" meant. The response: "Talking sh*t. It's Rapaspeak." The ice was broken.

    April 15, 2016