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1 a person of low moral character
  • some sleaze will try to make a buck off of this tragedy

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2 a person whose behavior is offensive to others
  • a real sleaze who is constantly mooching off friends, and friends of friends

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3 that which is of low quality or worth
  • the TV networks wouldn't be airing such sleaze if the public wasn't watching it

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The first known use of sleaze was in 1954

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“Sleaze.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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