adjective (grungier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1965 1. shabby or dirty in character or condition 2. characteristic of grunge music or fashion

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  • grungy — adj. thickily covered with ingrained dirt or soot; as, a grungy kitchen. Syn: begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grungy — sloppy, shabby, 1965, Amer.Eng. slang, perhaps a blend of grubby and dingy …   Etymology dictionary

  • grungy — [adj] dirty and unkempt cruddy*, dilapidated, disgusting, disheveled, filthy, flimsy, foul, greasy, grimy, grubby, messy, nasty, offensive, repellent, revolting, rundown, scummy*, scuzzy*, shoddy, slimy, sloppy, trashy, unclean, unwashed, vile,… …   New thesaurus

  • grungy — ☆ grungy [grun′jē ] adj. grungier, grungiest [? a blend of GRIMY, DINGY & grunt, childish euphemism for “defecate”] Slang dirty, messy, disreputable, etc.; unpleasant in any way …   English World dictionary

  • grungy — UK [ˈɡrʌndʒɪ] / US adjective Word forms grungy : adjective grungy comparative grungier superlative grungiest informal dirty and sometimes untidy or smelling bad a grungy pair of jeans …   English dictionary

  • grungy — [“grand3i] 1. mod. dirty and smelly; yucky. □ Get your grungy feet off the table! □ My feet are not grungy! □ What is this grungy stuff on the closet floor? 2. Go to gungy …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • grungy — grunginess, n. /grun jee/, adj., grungier, grungiest. Slang. 1. ugly, run down, or dilapidated: a grungy, abandoned mill town. 2. dirty; filthy: a pair of grungy sneakers. [1965 70, Amer.; GRUNGE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • grungy — grun|gy [ grʌndʒi ] adjective VERY INFORMAL dirty and sometimes messy or smelling bad: a grungy pair of jeans a grungy little apartment …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grungy — grunge ► NOUN 1) chiefly N. Amer. grime; dirt. 2) a style of rock music characterized by a raucous guitar sound and lazy vocal delivery. 3) a casual style of fashion including loose, layered clothing and ripped jeans. DERIVATIVES grungy adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • grungy — adj Dirty, grimy. That is a really grungy jacket. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • grungy — adjective AmE informal dirty and sometimes smelling bad in an offensive way: grungy jeans …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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