sleaze

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noun \ˈslēz also ˈslāz\

Definition of sleaze

  1. 1 :  sleazy quality, appearance, or behavior; also :  sleazy material

  2. 2 :  a sleazy person

Examples of sleaze in a Sentence

  1. some sleaze will try to make a buck off of this tragic murder

  2. at least her newest boyfriend isn't the kind of sleaze she usually dates

Origin and Etymology of sleaze

back-formation from sleazy


First Known Use: 1954




SLEAZE Defined for English Language Learners

sleaze

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noun \ˈslēz also ˈslāz\

Definition of sleaze for English Language Learners

  • : behavior that is dishonest or immoral

  • : a dishonest or immoral person



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