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1. slang A typically white, lower-class young male who tends to act in a tough or aggressive manner, have greased-back hair, be interested in cars or motorcycles, and be a member of a gang. The greaser subculture is typically associated with the United States in the 1950s. Whoa, Grandpa was a real greaser back in the day! Was this picture taken in his mechanic shop? Most kids today only know about greasers from reading "The Outsiders" in school.
2. offensive slang A derogatory term for a person of Italian or Latin American descent. As a poor Italian kid, I got called "greaser" a lot growing up.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

greaser

(ˈgrizɚ and ˈgrisɚ)
n. a rough and aggressive male, usually with long greased down hair. Donna has been going out with a real greaser.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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However, it could not be any harder than it was for a soft hearted "greaser" to develop a love of sports so much later in life.
Love blooms, but when Danny returns to school, he is surprised to find Sandy, who doesn't match the image he has built for himself as part of the greaser gang, the T-Birds.
They dominated style in clothes and haircuts with the leather jacket and denim jeans 'Greaser' look of Marlon Brando in The Wild One; preppy circular skirts with large appliques, cardigans and neck scarves; and Teddy Boys with their long jackets, drainpipe trousers and sideburns.
"Trappers" waited alone in mine shafts to open and close air ducts; "greasers" lubricated the axles of the coal cars; and "breaker boys" picked out pieces of slate and stone as the coal was shuttled by on conveyor belts.
"They will be forever associated in the history books with being the wheel greasers for the tobacco industry."
The greasers then decide to have a once-and-for-all confrontation with the socs.
And yes, there still are 14-year-old "greasers" who do well in school and know about Robert Frost and Jack London.
Bakels supplies a range of state-of-the-art ingredients such as spray release agents, pumpable fats and bread tin greasers - and it also supplies top quality equipment to offer customers the complete package.
The foundation of the novel is predicted upon the conflict between two rival gangs of youths, the "greasers" and the "Socs." (It is interesting to note that Hinton capitalizes the "S" in "Socs throughout the book while the "g" in greaser is invariably lower case.) The most striking difference between these two groups is that the greasers come from low SES families while the Socs are from high SES families.
In it there are Socs (Socials) and there are greasers; unlike that of the warring Hatfields and McCoys, Montagues and Capulets, Jets and Sharks, this eternal enmity is neither familial nor racial, but financial.
"The Outsiders" follows the story of Ponyboy Curtis, a poor, young boy in Oklahoma who is considered a "greaser." The greasers are always at the mercy of the "socs," or the rich kids, of their neighborhood, and Ponyboy and his friends are no strangers to their torment.
CMW Attachments also carry a constant supply of auto greasers, hydraulic hammer parts, chisel tool bits, moil tool bits blunt tool bits, and can usually ship them within 24 hours.
TRAGEDY: The Titanic sank in April, 1912 COAL FACE: Paul Neenan, Dave Watkins and Peter McGrath played the roles of stokers and greasers FAMILY TIES: Ellen Jones, 91, whose father was in charge of a lifeboat, attended the service Pictures: JAMES MALONEY