greaseball

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the fact that Italian-Americans are stereotyped as having greasy or greased-up hair, e.g. John Travolta in Grease and Saturday Night Fever.

Noun[edit]

greaseball (plural greaseballs)

  1. (US, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Italian descent.

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