adjective, grub·bi·er, grub·bi·est.
Examples from the Web for grubbiness
That first bathe seemed to wash away all the heat and smoke and grubbiness of dear old London.Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light|Vera C. Barclay
It was M.D. who sent me there by scolding me into realization of my grubbiness four years ago; I want to have my honeymoon there.Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for grubbiness
adjective -bier or -biest
Word Origin and History for grubbiness
"dirty," by 1845, from grub (n.) in a sense of "dirty child" (who presumably got that way from digging in earth) + -y (2). Earlier it was used in a sense of "stunted, dwarfish" (1610s) and "infested with grubs" (1725). Related: Grubbily; grubbiness.