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greaser

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 mid-20th-century US. 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.

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.
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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.
1960s designer Mary Quant; Resplendent Flappers in 1929; It's the 1960s and the mini skirt reigns supreme; 80s shoulder pads were championed by the cast of Dynasty; Marlon Brando inspired the 1950s greaser image; Dressing down 1990s style; Flares dominated the 1970s; Victorian elegance with sweeping full-length dresses; A Victorian advert for corsets
Release 65 has been developed for use with band greasers and contains a blend of vegetable oil and beeswax.
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.
Socs are rich, greasers are poor; Socs are "the in crowd," greasers are "the outsiders.
A total of 304 firemen, trimmers and greasers worked in the four boiler rooms on this luxury liner.
Empero una corriente partidaria de la traicion que habla de un supuesto tercer pais de pochilandia, donde vivirian en sus getthos unos amnesicos greasers, que no tendrian conciencia de las afrentas de Estados Unidos contra Mexico, en este punto es definitivo asentar principio irrenunciables como el rechazo a la picadura de la tarantula de la usura o una integracion subordinada a sus antivalores.
Alpine seeds are the greasers of the garden - horticultural hardnuts.
Ideal for a family night out, or for fans who thirst to "B-pop" with the greasers.
Since those heady days of running skirmishes every Bank Holiday weekend between the greasers and the creasers (it was always entirely obvious which of the two owned an iron, as opposed to a Gene Vincent record) music has gradually shed its tribal skin.
Teddy boys, greasers and glam-rockers all take to the stage in the show, which features more than 80 hit songs.
en pie de lucha en un torpe intento de salvaguardar la supremacia de la raza blanca y acabar con los greasers.
Asi como muchos afroamericanos--no todos-- aceptan que es ofensivo llamar greasers a los mexicanos que van a realizar los trabajos que, en efecto, los afroamericanos rechazan.