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grody

[groh-dee]
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adjective, gro·di·er, gro·di·est. Slang.
  1. repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
  2. inferior in character or quality; seedy; sleazy: They lived for a month in a grody little shack without lights or running water.
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Origin of grody

1960–65, Americanism; probably alteration of grotesque
Related formsgro·di·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for grody

Historical Examples

  • "You must have misunderstood your visitor, Grody," said Frank.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish

  • Grody held his breath, nearly bursting with astonishment and admiration.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish

  • Till he gets here, Grody, I want you to watch Nemo like a hawk.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish

  • Then he quickly drew it out and Nemo started a bit, but was quieted by Grody.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish

  • The remaining lads hurried out of the stable to watch Frank ride, Grody accompanying them.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish


Word Origin and History for grody

adj.

variant of grotty.

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