A lying and corrupt person is an example of a sleaze.
- the quality or condition of being sleazy; sleaziness
- anything cheap, vulgar, shoddy, etc.
- a shady, coarse, or immoral personalso sleaze′bag· or sleaze′ball·
Origin of sleazeback-formation ; from sleazy
Origin of sleazeBack-formation from sleazy.
(countable and uncountable, plural sleazes)
(third-person singular simple present sleazes, present participle sleazing, simple past and past participle sleazed)
Back-formation from sleazy, originally used to describe the thinness and low quality of cloth.