Definition of sleaze
1 : sleazy quality, appearance, or behavior; also : sleazy material
2 : a sleazy person
Examples of sleaze in a Sentence
some sleaze will try to make a buck off of this tragic murder
at least her newest boyfriend isn't the kind of sleaze she usually dates
Recent Examples of sleaze from the Web
While there’s unlikely to be much surrounding Trump and possible ties to Vladimir Putin, investigators are likely to dig up a lot of ancillary sleaze.
The subsequent chapter, which ends in the Nevada prison where Mr. Simpson currently resides, is all entropy, squalor and sleaze.
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Origin and Etymology of sleaze
back-formation from sleazy
First Known Use: 1954See Words from the same year
SLEAZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sleaze for English Language Learners
: behavior that is dishonest or immoral
: a dishonest or immoral person
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