adjective \ˈslē-zē also ˈslā-\

: dishonest or immoral

: dirty and in bad condition from being neglected

: not decent or socially respectable


Full Definition of SLEAZY

a :  lacking firmness of texture :  flimsy
b :  carelessly made of inferior materials :  shoddy
a :  marked by low character or quality <sleazy tabloids>
b :  squalid, dilapidated <sleazy bars>
slea·zi·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb
slea·zi·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of SLEAZY

  1. a dancer in a sleazy outfit
  2. <a sleazy lothario who is always on the make>

Origin of SLEAZY

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1645

Rhymes with SLEAZY


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