greaser

noun
greas·​er | \ ˈgrē-zər How to pronounce greaser (audio) , -sər \

Definition of greaser

1 : one that greases
2 disparaging + offensive : a native or inhabitant of Latin America or a Mediterranean land especially : mexican
3 : an aggressive swaggering young white male usually of working-class background

First Known Use of greaser

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Greaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greaser. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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