Sleaze meaning

slēz
The definition of a sleaze is an immoral, corrupt or dishonest person.

A lying and corrupt person is an example of a sleaze.

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A sleazy condition, quality, or appearance.
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The quality or condition of being sleazy; sleaziness.
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Anything cheap, vulgar, shoddy, etc.
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A shady, coarse, or immoral person.
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(uncountable) Low moral standards.
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(countable) A person with low moral standards.
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(countable) (the commonest instance of the above) A man who is sexually aggressive or forward with women to the point of disgust.
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A tabloid newspaper full of sleaze.

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To act or progress in a sleazy manner.

He sleazed his way over to the women at the bar.

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Origin of sleaze

  • Back-formation from sleazy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from sleazy, originally used to describe the thinness and low quality of cloth.

    From Wiktionary