greaser vs taco what difference

what is difference between greaser and taco

English

Etymology

grease +‎ -er. Applied to mechanics because they frequently become greasy during the course of their work. Applied to toughs because they frequently greased their hair, and, like greaseball, to Italians for the same reason. Applied to Mexicans because, at the time the phrase originated, they commonly worked greasing the axles of carts.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːsə(ɹ)

Noun

greaser (plural greasers)

  1. Someone or something that greases (applies grease).
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Regatta,” [1]
      The pole was greased and men tried to walk out to the end of it and dislodge the crate. The pole was supple, the crate swayed as each man crept out clinging desperately and finally fell off into the sea. [] People roared with laughter and greasers applied fresh grease for the next person’s try.
  2. (slang) A mechanic.
  3. (slang) A biker, a tough.
  4. (slang) A rocker or metalhead, especially one who listens to 1950s rock and roll or 1980s thrash metal.
  5. (US, offensive, ethnic slur) A Latin American, especially a Mexican.
  6. (US, offensive, ethnic slur) An Italian.
  7. (US, offensive, ethnic slur) A Greek.

Derived terms

  • flange greaser

Translations

See also

  • bodgie

Anagrams

  • Greears, agreers, regears, rerages


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish taco (light lunch, literally stopper, plug, wad).

Pronunciation

  • (US) enPR: tä′kō, IPA(key): /ˈtɑkoʊ/, [ˈtʰɑkoʊ]
  • (UK) enPR: tă′kō, IPA(key): /ˈtækəʊ/
  • (General Australian, General New Zealand) enPR: täʹkō, IPA(key): /ˈtɐːkəʊ/
  • Rhymes: -ækəʊ, -ɑːkəʊ

Noun

taco (plural tacos)

  1. (cooking) A Mexican snack food; a small tortilla (soft or hard shelled), with typically some type of meat, rice, beans, cheese, diced vegetables (usually tomatoes and lettuce, as served in the United States, and cilantro, onion, and avocado, as served in México) and salsa.
  2. (US, slang) The vulva.
    Synonym: pink taco
    • 2007, Various, Sex & Seduction: 20 Erotic Stories, Accent Press Ltd., page 130:
      [] while grinding her pink taco into my groin as if trying to gain even more of my sizable …
    • 2009, Albert Mudrian, Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces, Da Capo Press, page 159:
      [] zombies have to eat and the best place to on any female is the pink taco.
    • 2015, Cynthia Dane, A Fragile Wife: A Billionaire Romance (Barachou Press):
      [] was it really necessary to make your maid piss herself? Even if you think your husband is hiding his sausage in her taco, that was brazen. Jesus, Lana.”
  3. (US, slang) A yellow stain on a shirt armpit caused by sweat or deodorant.

Derived terms

  • pink taco
  • street taco
  • taco fest

Translations

Verb

taco (third-person singular simple present tacos, present participle tacoing, simple past and past participle tacoed)

  1. (slang) To fold or cause to buckle in half, similar to the way a taco is folded.

Further reading

  • taco on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • ATOC, CATO, Cato, Cota, coat, octa, octa-

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈta.ko/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈta.ku/

Verb

taco

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of tacar

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑko/, [ˈt̪ɑko̞]
  • Syllabification: ta‧co

Noun

taco

  1. taco

Declension


Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

taco

  1. nominative singular of taca (skin)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.t͡sɔ/

Noun

taco f

  1. vocative singular of taca

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aku

Etymology 1

Unknown.

Noun

taco m (plural tacos)

  1. (sports) cue; bat; stick (any long implement used to hit the ball or puck in certain sports)
  2. (Brazil) bete-ombro
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Spanish taco.

Noun

taco m (plural tacos)

  1. taco (a Mexican snack food)

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

taco

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of tacar

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtako/, [ˈt̪a.ko]

Etymology 1

Mexican Spanish, from Old French tache (bolt, nail), from Middle Low German Zacke (sharp point).

Noun

taco m (plural tacos)

  1. (Mexico, cooking) taco
  2. peg (a short, thick piece of wood, metal, or other material)
  3. dowel (a longer piece of wood, plastic, or other material)
  4. stopper, plug, wad (small bundle of material made to cover, stop, or fill a hole)
  5. (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay) heel (of a shoe)
  6. (sports) cue (a stick used to play billiards, snooker, pool, etc)
  7. (Chile) traffic jam
  8. (Spain) curse word, swear word
    Synonyms: juramento, palabrota, voto
  9. (Spain, colloquial) a load, a lot
    Synonym: montón
  10. (Spain, colloquial, in the plural) years of age
    Synonyms: año, primavera
Derived terms
See also
  • billar
Descendants
  • English: taco

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

taco

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of tacar.

Further reading

  • taco on the Spanish Wikipedia.Wikipedia es
  • “taco” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Anagrams

  • acto, cato, cota, toca

Venetian

Etymology

Compare Italian tacco.

Noun

taco m (plural tachi)

  1. heel

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