Associations to the word «Oily»


OILY, adjective. Relating to oil.
OILY, adjective. Smeared with or containing oil.
OILY, adjective. (figuratively) Excessively friendly or polite so as to sound insincere.
OILY, noun. A marble with an oily lustre.
OILY, noun. (in the plural) (informal) oilskins (waterproof garment)
OILY BITTERLING, noun. A temperate freshwater fish of the Acheilognathinae sub-family of the Cyprinidae family that is found in central and southwestern Japan.
OILY BITTERLINGS, noun. Plural of oily bitterling
OILY RAG, noun. (derogatory slang) An employee in a menial, unskilled role in a factory or workshop. Named for such employees often carrying a rag with them to wipe up spillages of oil or grease.
OILY RAG, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) A cigarette - by way of fag.
OILY RAGS, noun. Plural of oily rag

Dictionary definition

OILY, adjective. Containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds".
OILY, adjective. Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments".
OILY, adjective. Coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets".
OILY, adjective. Smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags".

Wise words

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