Definition of sleazeball in US English:


(also sleazebag)


North American
  • A disreputable, disgusting, or despicable person (also used as a general term of abuse).

    • ‘Now the sleazeballs are in the majority, so they control the agenda.’
    • ‘This because they are mostly, quite frankly, sleazeballs.’
    • ‘Hannah snarled angrily, ‘Michel was a sleazebag, and probably tried to hurt Laura, otherwise none of this would have happened!’’
    • ‘And no matter whether they ask for it or not, only a sleazeball sleeps with sixteen-year-olds.’
    • ‘One final casting note: a corporate sleazebag in the film is played by an actor I don't believe I've ever seen before.’
    • ‘No, the hearing only began late this afternoon, thanks to our sleazebag assistant district attorney.’
    • ‘They all thought he was a liar, a brute, and a sleazeball.’
    • ‘There are also some real sleazebags who will take advantage of you and who are to be avoided.’
    • ‘Many honorable journalists have tried to do the former, many other sleazeballs have done the latter.’
    • ‘I'm quite happy for you to call me a sleazeball, whatever you want to call me.’
    • ‘I guess I should have known at that point that he was a sleazeball.’
    • ‘He's a headhunter and associate of Julie's, but Paula recognises him as the sleazeball who raped her friend at college.’
    • ‘We're going to find out who are the scumbags, and who are the sleazeballs.’
    • ‘There is no evidence the pair had an affair, but her father Terry, 56, said: ‘I think he's a sleazeball.’’
    • ‘And you'll be known as a criminal sleazebag who broke the law, tried to cover it up and spent five years in federal prison.’
    • ‘Yes, Kerry Packer has convinced all the execrable sleazeballs of the world to put on coloured uniforms and and trawl for their countries.’
    • ‘Indeed, each of the key male roles - the three brothers, and their sleazebag lawyer - has his best moments when isolated with a female character.’
    • ‘Though she agrees to cover for the sleazebag, she harbors violent resentment.’
    • ‘My boss, who had been a respected filmmaker, turned out to be a sleazebag and a bully.’
    • ‘Sure, maybe Jerred wasn't as bad as I thought he was, but he could still be a real sleazeball sometimes.’
    despicable people, despicable person, rabble, riff-raff, refuse, garbage, trash, vermin, good-for-nothing, good-for-nothings, undesirable, undesirables, the lowest of the low, the dregs of society
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