grease·​ball ˈgrēs-ˌbȯl How to pronounce greaseball (audio)
disparaging + offensive
: a person of Hispanic or Mediterranean descent

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greaseball was circa 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Greaseball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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