greasy

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adjective \ˈgrē-sē, -zē\

Definition of greasy

greasier

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greasiest

  1. 1a :  smeared or soiled with grease greasy clothesb :  oily in appearance, texture, or manner his greasy smile — Jack Londonc :  slippery

  2. 2 :  containing an unusual amount of grease greasy food

greasily

play \ˈgrē-sə-lē, -zə-\ adverb

greasiness

play \ˈgrē-sē-nəs, -zē-\ noun

Examples of greasy in a Sentence

  1. My doctor told me to avoid greasy food.

  2. that wet tarmac road is greasy enough to send the car into a skid

Recent Examples of greasy from the Web

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First Known Use of greasy

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GREASY Defined for English Language Learners

greasy

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adjective

Definition of greasy for English Language Learners

  • : covered with grease or oil : dirty from grease or oil

  • : wet and slippery

  • : containing or cooked with a large amount of fat


GREASY Defined for Kids

greasy

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adjective \ˈgrē-sē, -zē\

Definition of greasy for Students

greasier

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greasiest

  1. 1 :  covered with an oily material greasy hands

  2. 2 :  like or full of fat greasy french fries



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