grot

[grot]

Origin of grot

1500–10; < French grotte < Italian grotta; see grotto
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British Dictionary definitions for grot

grot

1
noun
  1. slang rubbish; dirt

Word Origin for grot

C20: from grotty

grot

2
noun
  1. a poetic word for grotto

Word Origin for grot

C16: from French grotte, from Old Italian grotta; see grotto
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Word Origin and History for grot
n.

short for grotto, c.1500; perhaps from or influenced by French grotte.

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