skeezy

adjective

skee·​zy ˈskē-zē How to pronounce skeezy (audio)
skeezier; skeeziest
slang
: morally or physically disgusting or repulsive : skeevy, sleazy
In Sleeping With Other Friends, Matthew has slicked hair parted to the side with a thin mustache. He looks like a skeezy guy that you wouldn't trust.Dino-Ray Ramos
We're supposed to cheer when Johnny flouts liquor laws and gets away with serving underage girls. Instead it just feels skeezy.Devan Coggan
I was so disgusted that I looked up his girlfriend on a social-networking site and sent her a copy of the conversation, thinking that she had a right to see how skeezy he really was.Cosmopolitan
It seemed very clean—except, of course, the bathrooms, which seem to be skeezy almost everywhere.Beth Whitehouse

Examples of skeezy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elon Musk had wanted to recruit Rudy Giuliani in the early 2000s to help turn PayPal into a bank, but the outgoing New York mayor was too skeezy even for Musk, according to a new biography of the Tesla founder. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 12 Sep. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

phonesthemic word, perhaps blending skeevy and sleazy

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skeezy was in 1992

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“Skeezy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skeezy. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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