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US, 1992. Variant of sleazy, possibly influenced by sketchy (dubious, unnerving); alternatively analyzed as blend of sketchy +‎ sleazy.


  • IPA(key): /ˈskiːzi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːzi


skeezy (comparative skeezier or more skeezy, superlative skeeziest or most skeezy)

  1. (slang) Sleazy.
    • 2002, Hanne Blank, Unruly Appetites: Erotic Stories, p. xiv:
      I jilled while babysitting, having found a cache of skeezy porno mags hidden at the bottom of a big basket of magazines in one family's master bathroom.
    • 2005, Dan Lieberman, Carnegie Mellon University, p. 93:
      I went to Rock Jungle twice and it was a disaster. It was filled with skeezy old men with bad cologne and gold chains trying to pick up eighteen-year-old girls.
    • 2014 ‎Alena Smith, Tween Hobo: Off the Rails, page 192:
      The pregnant daughter was yawning a lot and kept trying to lean on her skeezy boyfriend, who was housing a bag of Late Night All-Nighter Cheeseburger Doritos and not really sharing.


See also[edit]


  • The Routledge dictionary of modern American slang and unconventional English, Tom Dalzell, Eric Partridge, 2008, p. 888