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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.
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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.