Greaseball definition

grēsbôl
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Latin and especially Italian descent.
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A person of Mediterranean or Latin American origin.
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(US, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Italian descent.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
greaseball
Plural:
greaseballs

Origin of greaseball

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary