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grotty

[ grot-ee ]
/ ˈgrɒt i /
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adjective, grot·ti·er, grot·ti·est.Slang.
seedy; wretched; dirty.
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Origin of grotty

Perhaps grot(esque) + -y1, though senses do not correspond; apparently not akin to grody
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British Dictionary definitions for grotty

grotty
/ (ˈɡrɒtɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest British slang
unpleasant, nasty, or unattractive
of poor quality or in bad condition; unsatisfactory or useless

Word Origin for grotty

C20: from grotesque
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