greaser


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Suitable for single-point lubrication of roller and sliding bearings, shaft seals and chains, Superior's auto greaser consists of a reusable control unit, a lubricant canister filled with 4.4 oz of grease and a protection cover.
The DXB260H breaker comes with a mounting cap, auxiliary hydraulic hoses, cradle-mounted greaser, two moil points, toolbox and a nitrogen checking device.
The powered pipe greaser and state-of-the-art rod loader are standard features, as are the floating open-top vise wrenches.
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.
I got geared up but I didn't like the clothes, so I quickly ditched them for leather jacket and jeans, the Greaser look as it was called.
Examining early 20th century adventure stories and film (including an investigation into how early Westerns combined the greaser, the bandit, and the Mexican revolutionary into a single villainous figure), the author shows how seemingly negative and one-dimensional stereotypes are actually multifarious and ambivalent.
Olivia starred as good-girl student Sandy who falls for greaser Danny Zuko, played by John Travolta, in the 1978 blockbuster Grease.
David Greaser, USDA Farm Service Agency county executive director for Huntingdon/Blair Counties in Huntingdon, Pa., recently returned to the United States following a 1-year voluntary assignment, helping to rebuild Iraq's agricultural sector.
The actor, now 64, was also offered the part of Danny in Grease, but turned it down fearing he'd be typecast as a leather-clad 50s greaser.
El termino despectivo para referirse a los mexicanos "greaser" fue usado descaradamente en docenas de filmes durante la primera mitad del siglo XX, por ejemplo: "The Greaser's Gauntlet", "The Girl and the Greaser", "Bronco Billy and the Greaser", 'The Greaser's Revenge" y "Guns and Greasers" (Pettit 1980: 132).
The Navy Food Service Excellence Award for 1st Battalion was presented to ENS Charles Greaser for the highest grade point average in the Food Service Course.
LaBeouf probably had the time of his life playing the greaser and biker in front of Ford's aging adventurer, who grew wiser in time.
Shia LaBeouf is so much better than I expected, bringing the right mix of cocky greaser attitude and wide eyed innocence to his role.
A chance encounter at the railway station with rebellious greaser Mutt (LaBeouf), an acquaintance of Indy's old pal Professor Oxley (Hurt), sets the archaeologist on a quest to locate the legendary Crystal Skull of Akator.