- seedy; wretched; dirty.
Origin of grotty
Examples from the Web for grotty
As for afters, forget a grotty gym shower and leaping into your street-clothes: the post-workout is as much fun as the class.London’s Own Badass SoulCycle
March 17, 2014
And now, Grotty dear, draw a camp-stool, and bring your heels to an anchor.
- unpleasant, nasty, or unattractive
- of poor quality or in bad condition; unsatisfactory or useless
Word Origin and History for grotty
slang shortening of grotesque, it had a brief vogue 1964 as part of the argot popularized by The Beatles in "A Hard Day's Night." It unconsciously echoes Middle English groti "muddy, slimy," from Old English grotig "earthy," from grot "particle."