Meaning of “greaser” in the English Dictionary

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"greaser" in British English

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greasernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡriː.sər/ us /ˈɡriː.sɚ/ old-fashioned slang

a man with long hair who rides a motorcycle, wears black leather clothes, and is often a member of a gang:

Greasers were originally called that because of the grease that they used on their hair and on their bikes.

(Definition of “greaser” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)