greaser

noun

greas·​er ˈgrē-zər How to pronounce greaser (audio)
-sər
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

Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of greaser was in 1641

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“Greaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greaser. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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