'Greebo' is commonly used as an insult by chavs or townies to offend anybody that has a disimilar dress sense to themselves. May be used with any of the prefixes 'fucking', 'dirty', or 'filthy' and if being adressed by a chav or higher than average intelligence you may even get a suffix, for example: 'cunt' 'twat' or 'bastard'. This could give any number of wonderful insults like 'filthy greebo cunt'.
Other stereotypes can be used such as emo, grunger or goth but essentially to the chav mind it is all the same.
I could define the stereotypical 'greebo', 'emo' or 'goth' but really theres no need because these are just stereotypes and if you ever find yourself called one when you wouldn't necessarily consider yourself to be in that sort of social group then it is most likely because you are wearing an item of clothing that is black or hangs loosely on your frame, or if you have hair that spans between lengths of partially covering your forehead, to entirely covering your face.
To those hollering these names at you, regardless of whether they insult you or merely make you laugh at your assailant's lack of intelligence, the content of your character does not matter, they will simply assume that because you have hair that is not kept in trim with a lawn mower and that you listen to music with lyrics that do not include the words 'dawg' 'bitch' 'G' that you must worship the devil, be miserable with your life and want to end it pretty sharpish.
It is an unfortunate occurance. Because most 'greebos'are infact regular people with regular lives, jobs and aspirations. They are only targeted with verbal abuse because they are not wearing sports tracksuits, despite the irony that chavs do wear sportswear, they would do anything to avoid exercise.
So to anyone receiving rude remarks and words that these people don't seem to comprehend, even if they are shouting them at you, never mind. They are just calling you an individual and ever so slightly agitated that you are not a sheep like them, stabbing people, modifying cars that are deemed unroad-worthy upon purchase and giving pre-adolecents STIs.
This is a real life example, one that i had to put up with no matter how utterly stupid it actually was. This kid has called me a greebo before, just decided to comment on my hair this time instead:
I was just heading up the stairs on my way to my art lesson, second period in the day, three boys in the year below me where walking up the stairs infront of me. One of them says "get a haircut" after a little more walking in silence i thought to myself "hmm... i could form a witty response to that" but to avoid confrontation i merely grumbled a fairly quiet "no". It seems he must have been waiting for some sort of response or had just imagined one and retaliated because it's in his nature because he said "what did you say?" in as intimidating a voice as he could muster. I just looked at him with a smile and said "I'd rather not thanks." and then it began. He stopped on the stairs and gave me the typical crap. A mention about a fight, something about me starting. I was just thinking 'you stupid little twat'. so rather than turn around and take another set of stairs i carried on walking up the stairs without saying anything to him so he leant forward and tried to push me down the stairs. Really i thought this was a little harsh just because i disagreed with his judgement that i needed to cut my hair, and that i personally didn't even know this kid.
To cut a long story short after a little of him wrapping his tiny hands around my neck and a bit of me pushing him up the stairs i made my way to my art lesson. It was only then that i regretted having been wearing a big coat, a bag on my back and a folder in my hand, and dearly wished i could have thrown him down the stairs, followed by removing some of his more important organs and leaving him in an unattractive mess on the floor. But thats just how things go eh?
A greebo is a person who listens to rock/punk/metal music and doesn't follow fashion trends.
They don't usually class themselves as being a greebo but are assigned that title by trendies/rudes. Some of them may look quite threatening but generally they are all around nice people and they resist starting fights or arguments with people who do follow trends. However, if you were to ask one if they had anything against trendies or rude boys their answer would seldom be 'no'. Almost all Greebos have some kind of disliking towards trendies mainly because they make their lives hell. Abuse is hurled at them when they walk down the street and they frequently get the crap beaten out of them for absolutely no reason other than the fact that they are different.
Greebos also seem to be fairly itelligent people if not it one way, they are bound to be intelligent in another, this may contribute to why greebos rarely start fights with trendies and rudes, because they are intelligent enough to know that it wont solve anything.
Greebos are alternative people who just want to be treated fairly.
Trendies: *sniff the air* Look, theres something that looks nothing like us, lets make it's life a living hell.
Idiotic-sounding definition for a person who likes heavy metal/rock etc. Used by members of the flock to pigeonhole individuals into a category. Describes a person who won't follow boring trends or be brainwashed by the constant stream of waste excreted from the filthy abyss of the pop music industry.
Look at those gloves! You f*cking greebo. You want to get yourself some Calvin Klein gear. Beat her up, babe.
Greebo was originally a word meaning bikers on big harleys that usually have long hair. Now it generally anyone who has a life, me being an art student get called a 'greebo' for wearing normal not-baggy yet not-tight clothes.
'Greebo's are the peace-keepers reguardless of the fact that they are the ones looking intimidating.
Experiment: Walk around uptown and see how many people insult me wearing different clothing
Results-BAGGY CLOTHING: I was shouted at many-a-time by yobs, things like 'Greeb' 'greb' 'fuckin gareebo'. When I replied i got told to 'shut the fuck up you stupid ginge' (i dye my hair bright red)
Results-NORMAL CLOTHING: Generally the same. No difference at all. People shouting at me, insulting, etc
Results-BURBERRY CLOTHING: I didnt get shouted at, not even once, I even got asked out by this moron with his eyebrow pierced.
END OF TEST RESULTS CONCLUSION: Yobs must be shot on sight, not the townies because some have proven to be good friends reguardless of what people look like.
Word used to class people with an alternative taste in music (HIM, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Zeromancer and the like) and an alternative taste in casual/smart attire. (Duffs, Quiksilver, O'Neill, Vans, Etnies erc) It is commmonly used as an insult by trendies,chavs,scallies and hard-knocks, from which most 'greebos' can give suitably scathing comebacks.
'Greebos' very often wear loose fitting trousers (preferably jeans) or branded 3/4 lengths of the brands named above and can almost always been seen in a t-shirt/shirt with an amusing quote on the front, or a band name. Female 'greebos' can often be seen wearing stripy socks, fishnet gloves, clothes with rainbow patterns and other striped items of casual wear. Many 'greebos' also like to skateboard and enjoy taking part in many other extreme sports.
Scallie/Chav/Townie/Hard-knock : Yo ma homies. Der is a dirty greebow down dere innit. Lets jump da fucka.
Greebo : Well I'll just be moving out the way then won't I. Dirty greaseballs...
Greebos r peole who dont start on others for no reason. They wear wot they want when they wanna wear it and don't give a f**k wot every one else thinks. Greebos only brand chavs as 'chavscum' because they wear cheap crap and start on anyone who has more than a pyjama lookin tracksuit. If chavs never started on greebos then there would be no problem.
chav: Oi look brud theres a greeb!
*other chavs laugh*
other chav:lets get him boyz!
oi u bla bla
greeb:do i know u?
chav:look lads he's being rude
other chav:oh shit i'm still wearin my pj's quick bak to my biffa bin!
chavs run off screamin n greebo shrugs n walks away.
Greebo, the only perfect race!!!
"Ooooooooooooooooh arnt those greebos georgus!!!"
there are many different types of people who make up the greebo population. all of them are different but have one or two things in common, they listen to rock & roll of different types and dont wear fashionable clothes. Yeah they may look a bit stuipid sometimes but theyt really dont give a fuck. they dont have a problem with non greebos so all the stuff about greebos being trouble makers who cause fights and problems with non greebos is crap. greebos will cause not much problem. im not saying their are squeaky clean but they dont go looking for trouble. they just wanna have a good time. greebos and goths often get mixed up which is stupid because if you knew what a greebo was and what a goth was then you know the difference. Oh yeah and they are quick clever and witty so watch out. im a goth so you can say this is bias if you want but i couldnt really give a fuck. like when people shout abuse at me for being a goth, i couldnt give a fuck. people say all this crap about individuality being fake. i say fuck off and mind your own buisness like greebos do. if you gonna insult someone, know your facts. case closed. no more problems then.
someone who wants to cause trouble - greebo, what the fuck you think you are,greebo, you look so stupid,greebo, you wanna fight, greebo, cuz your not like me, im trying to make you look small and silly, greebo.
person who is being accused of being greebo - fuck off you silly twat and come back when you know the meaning of the word