greasier; greasiest
: smeared or soiled with grease
greasy clothes
: oily in appearance, texture, or manner
his greasy smileJack London
: containing an unusual amount of grease
greasy food
greasily adverb
greasiness noun

Examples of greasy in a Sentence

My doctor told me to avoid greasy food. that wet tarmac road is greasy enough to send the car into a skid
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of greasy was circa 1518

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Cite this Entry

“Greasy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


greasier; greasiest
: smeared with grease
: containing grease
greasy food
: resembling grease or oil : smooth, slippery
-sə-lē How to pronounce greasy (audio)
-sē-nəs How to pronounce greasy (audio)

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