Greaseball vs Eyetie - What's the difference?

greaseball | eyetie | Synonyms |

Greaseball is a synonym of eyetie.


As nouns the difference between greaseball and eyetie

is that greaseball is (us|slang|pejorative|ethnic slur) a person of italian descent while eyetie is (british|slang|dated|derogatory|ethnic slur) an italian.

greaseball

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of Italian descent.
  • Synonyms

    * (person of Italian descent) dago * (person of Italian descent) Eyetie * (person of Italian descent) goombah * (person of Italian descent) guido * (person of Italian descent) guinea * (person of Italian descent) wog * (person of Italian descent) wop

    eyetie

    English

    Alternative forms

    *eye-tie

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, slang, dated, derogatory, ethnic slur) An Italian.
  • * 1944 , Lawson Glassop, We were the rats
  • The only danger of gas from the Eyeties was when they breathed garlic on you.
  • * 1944 , Richard Baxter, Stand by to surface
  • We got out to sea again, but it was not long before the Eyeties were on our track again.
  • * 1986 , Aidan Chambers, Dance on My Grave
  • D'you think they're Eyeties ? Supposed to be great lovers...

    Synonyms

    * (person of Italian descent) dago * (person of Italian descent) goombah * (person of Italian descent) greaseball * (person of Italian descent) guido * (person of Italian descent) guinea * (person of Italian descent) wog * (person of Italian descent) wop