sleaze·​bag | \ ˈslēz-ˌbag How to pronounce sleazebag (audio) also -ˌbāg also ˈslāz- \

Definition of sleazebag

: a sleazy person

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She was involved with some sleazebag.
Recent Examples on the Web Staggering drunkenly into the office one night with an entourage of partying sleazebags, Ford gropes Ashley for all to see and makes lewd comments. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Run This Town': Film Review," 6 Mar. 2020 Alexei Navalny is just another small time political sleazebag trying to get somebody like Soros to give him money. Jane Tyska, The Mercury News, "Photos: Russian protesters detained at anti-corruption rally in Moscow," 21 June 2017 Cillian Murphy plays an Irish gun buyer with a cause; Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley and Babou Ceesay are among the idiosyncratic sleazebags doing the selling. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, "Review: Brie Larson as a Gangster Wrangler in ‘Free Fire’," 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of sleazebag

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Sleazebag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sleazebag

informal : a dishonest or immoral person

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