Definition of oily
- oily rags
- oily skin
- oily hair
The liquid has an oily feel.
a pile of oily rags
The salad dressing was very oily.
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: having the smooth or greasy quality of oil
: covered or soaked with oil
: containing or producing a large amount of oil
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