adjective, grub·bi·er, grub·bi·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM grubbygrub·bi·ly, adverbgrub·bi·ness, noun
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Definition for grubby (2 of 2)
noun, plural grub·bies.
Origin of grubby2
How to use grubby in a sentence
There were many volumes about precocious British tots with “nannies and pony carts,” she said, but none that would appeal to “grubby neighborhood kids” like the boy before her — or to the adventure-seeking girl she had once been.Beverly Cleary, beloved author who chronicled schoolyard scrapes and feisty kids, dies at 104|Harrison Smith, Becky Krystal|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
From the outside, VertiVegies looked like a handful of grubby shipping containers put side by side and drilled together.
But Paltrow and Lively insist on deep meaning besides the grubby business of trade.
Perfume bottles and weathered papyrus replicas gather dust in the grubby window displays of the empty shops.
Most of all, how could anyone film—or inflict upon viewers—such gratuitous, relentlessly grubby sexual content?
His friend to the north, Paul Kagame, is another authoritarian with grubby hands, feted nonetheless.Liberian Nostalgia for War Criminal Charles Taylor|Finlay Young|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Before the envelope containing salacious details makes it into the grubby hands of the media, tell everything.
The cleaner-by-the-day will do the grubby things and I shall like it.Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
(p. 107) It was a grubby farm with not much water, but we made the best of it, and settled down for the night.The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade|Edward Lord Gleichen
Open the bag, and turn the contents out in the lap of the dark-colored robe, grubby hands poking.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
Cross the Rockies to Vancouver, and you're back among dirty walls, grubby furniture, and inadequate literature again.Letters from America|Rupert Brooke
It was some grubby affair that made me thank God for the sunlight.Twelve Stories and a Dream|H. G. Wells