Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to oil.
  • adjective Impregnated, smeared with, or containing oil; greasy.
  • adjective Excessively suave or ingratiating. synonym: unctuous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of oil; containing oil; having some of the qualities of oil: as, oily matter; an oily fluid.
  • Appearing as if oiled; resembling oil.
  • Fat; greasy.
  • Figuratively, unctuous; smooth; insinuatingly and smoothly sanctimonious; blandly pious; fawning.

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

  • adjective Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous.
  • adjective Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil.
  • adjective Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating.
  • adjective (Bot.) the sesame.
  • adjective the oil palm.

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

  • adjective Relating to oil.
  • adjective Smeared with or containing oil.
  • adjective figuratively Excessively friendly or polite so as to sound insincere.
  • noun A marble with an oily lustre.

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

  • adjective smeared or soiled with grease or oil
  • adjective coated or covered with oil
  • adjective containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
  • adjective unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

Etymologies

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From oil + -y.

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