slimeball

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slime +‎ ball

Noun[edit]

slimeball (plural slimeballs)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A person who is slimy, that is, sneaky or underhanded.
    • 2018 March 26, A. A. Dowd, “Steven Spielberg Finds Fun, and maybe even a Soul, in the Pandering Pastiche of Ready Player One”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 31 May 2018:
      Meanwhile, the film’s villain, played by Ben Mendelsohn, is a bigwig slimeball who wants to monopolize and monetize The Oasis through excessive pop-up ads. His true crime, though, is that he’s a total noob who doesn’t know his stuff.

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