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Bayla

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The word does not sound good, now that's for starters but what does it mean? I have heard guys say before oh he's a shtickel greasy..or he will wear his hat the entire date but he's not greasy. I only know of one greasy and that goes hand and hand with oil. So what is the connection?? Any info would be great!

Shira

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I think it means he's like in a different world.

d-e1-9

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I don't know for sure but I think it means somebody who acts like they are extremely frum but they are more concerned about how they look on the outside then their true essence. In other words they care more about how black their hat is and how wide their brim is then in their real connection to Yiddishkeit. To them the outside dress is more important than the Tochen.

Esther

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Very well put d-e1-9! When someone says a guy is greasy, it's negative, right? 😕

yups

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Funny, I just had this exact conversation with my brother. Basically a greasy boy is someone who shteigs in yeshiva, and shteigs when not in yeshiva, but he's a little nerdy about it. That's why his hair is greasy, because he doesn't really care how he looks or what he's wearing, he likes learning better than basketball or pizza, and he probably could use some tips on dating and social etiquette, and other social interactions. So basically He's like really into his learning, but is not "cool". Like Shira said, he is in a different world. Bayla, does this description/definition fit into the context of what you've heard?

Bayla

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Yes and no, I don't find the no Tochen part to be true. He is definitely not into the way he looks but that is part of who he is. It'n not a conscious decision it sounds like it kind of just envelopes on its own. Like the opposite of what d-19 said it sounds like it subconsciously becomes their essence. It's not a good or bad thing it's just a type of person that he became. Does that make sense at all?

Shira

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Yups your making greasy sound negative that's not what I meant. The way I would explain it like this. There is something called etiquette. That's the way an American in American society is expected to behave. Yeshivish etiquette is not necessarily the same as American etiquette. A yeshivisha guy that could adapt to both American etiquette and yeshivish etiquete is not greasy. Someone who acts yeshivish under all circumstances and no matter who he's talking to is greasy.
P.S. I grew in a pretty yeshivish a home.

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One way to describe it is that it's the frum version of a computer nerd. Think of it as a learning-nerd.

Just my thought 😀

Bayla

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that is so funny trying so hard and a great example as we call know and understand that type. Like a computer geek. Don't get me wrong there are greasy girls as well but they are just called different things:)

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I don't think its negative...just a certain type for a certain type

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