greaser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greaser (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Greaser A nickname sometimes applied in contempt to a Mexican or other Latin-American of the lowest type; -- derogatory and offensive.
    • Greaser One who, or that which, greases; specifically, a person employed to lubricate the working parts of machinery, engines, carriages, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n greaser One who or that which greases, as the person who oils or lubricates machinery, engines, etc.
    • n greaser A native Mexican or native Spanish American: originally applied contemptuously by Americans in the south western United States to the Mexicans.
    • n greaser The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida.
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Usage

In literature:

I lost my old horse, Ranger, at the time I was captured by the Greasers, and he was killed at the battle of Queretaro.
"George at the Fort" by Harry Castlemon
And I'll run in this little greaser as a vagrant.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The greaser made such a disturbance that the jailer let him keep it.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
I am not afraid of a greaser!
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Not with the "greasers" alone had tact and diplomacy to be brought into play.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
Not with the "greasers" alone had tact and diplomacy to be brought into play.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
The Greasers are especially ugly these last few days, and I don't believe it would take much to start 'em off.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
A Mexican, a Greaser.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
It takes sheepherders and greasers to put across a thing so damnable as dragging a woman into a feud.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
These are the two best horses we've got and I'm cussed if I'm going to hand 'em over to a bunch of greasers.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
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In poetry:

A swarthy breed from Eagle Butte,
And a greaser from Brazil,
And Daly of the broken nose,
And Ike, and Texas Bill.
"The Ballad Of The Dinkinbar" by Cicely Fox Smith
What though their hireling Greaser bands
Invade our southern plains?
We well can spare those boist'rous lands,
Content with what remains!
"Pacifist War Song - 1917" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Said our good uncle Samuel, "I swaow
I had better keep aout of this raow,
For with Mormons, and Niggers,
And Greasers, I figgers
I have all I kin handle just naow."
"Modern Diplomacy, Or How The War Was Started" by Abner Cosens

In news:

Bryan Herndon uses a power greaser to lube the steering linkage on a 1967 Corvette.
Jim Jacobs and Warren Case's original script, called " Grease Lighting," was a gritty examination of the "greaser" culture in suburban Chicago.
The Greaser 's Lunchbox is rock & roll in all of its glorious phases, with an emphasis on its original form -- rockabilly.
Bulletins from The Greaser 's Lunchbox.
The Greaser 's Lunchbox Go to show page.
The Adventures of the Source Greaser .
But it was all good, clean fun, until one day, a greaser with a great voice showed up on the scene and managed to fool a lot of people.
When spuds were all greasers, they deserved to get kicked out of school.
On top of the piano sits Gaga's greaser-looking male alter-ego , Jo Calderone.
This year's show features witches, greasers, and man-eating plants.
The men's Greaser tee (MSRP $15) is made of 100 percent cotton, and features a screened graphic on the front, while the Identity tee (MSRP $15) features Z1R's classic logo.
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