Sleaze Definition

slēz
noun
The quality or condition of being sleazy; sleaziness.
Webster's New World
Anything cheap, vulgar, shoddy, etc.
Webster's New World
A shady, coarse, or immoral person.
Webster's New World
(uncountable) 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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verb

To act or progress in a sleazy manner.

He sleazed his way over to the women at the bar.
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Other Word Forms of Sleaze

Noun

Singular:
sleaze
Plural:
sleazes

Origin of Sleaze

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from sleazy

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

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