Etymology
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sleaze (n.)

"condition of squalor," by 1967, back-formation from sleazy. Meaning "person of low moral standards," and the adjectival use, are attested from 1976.

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Definitions of sleaze

sleaze (n.)
tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar;
Synonyms: cheapness / tackiness / tat
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