- repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
- inferior in character or quality; seedy; sleazy: They lived for a month in a grody little shack without lights or running water.
Origin of grody
1960–65, Americanism; probably alteration of grotesque
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Examples from the Web for grody
"You must have misunderstood your visitor, Grody," said Frank.
Grody held his breath, nearly bursting with astonishment and admiration.
Till he gets here, Grody, I want you to watch Nemo like a hawk.
Then he quickly drew it out and Nemo started a bit, but was quieted by Grody.
The remaining lads hurried out of the stable to watch Frank ride, Grody accompanying them.
Word Origin and History for grody
variant of grotty.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper