sleaze·​bag ˈslēz-ˌbag How to pronounce sleazebag (audio)
 also  -ˌbāg,
 also  ˈslāz-
: a sleazy person

Examples of sleazebag in a Sentence

She was involved with some sleazebag.
Recent Examples on the Web Yes, its broad caper plot is largely nonsensical, but Bruce Campbell as such an impeccable sleazebag is at least one saving grace. Wesley Stenzel,, 8 Oct. 2022 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, 6 Mar. 2020 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, 20 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleazebag was in 1981

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Cite this Entry

“Sleazebag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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