Awesome Adjective: Greasy

Meaning: Describing something – usually food – that has a lot of oil or fat.


I didn’t like the chicken. It was too greasy.

If you want to have a healthy diet, you should stop eating greasy food.

My hands were so greasy that I couldn’t turn the doorknob.

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is usually greasy?

A.  French fries

B.  Steamed vegetables

C.  A mechanic’s hands

The correct answer is A & C. They’re called French fries because they’re fried in oil, and if something has a lot of oil, we can also call it greasy. Likewise, a mechanic is someone who fixes cars, so they often get a lot of oil on their hands. They’ve got greasy hands.

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