grunge

[ gruhnj ]
/ grʌndʒ /

noun Slang.

dirt; filth; rubbish.
something of inferior quality; trash: He didn't know good music from grunge.
a person who works hard, usually for meager rewards; grind.
a style or fashion derived from a movement in rock music: in fashion characterized by unkempt clothing and in music by aggressive, nihilistic songs.

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Origin of grunge

1960–65; expressive coinage, perhaps reflecting grime and sludge; sense “grind” perhaps by association with drudge
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British Dictionary definitions for grunge

grunge
/ (ɡrʌndʒ) /

noun

US slang dirt or rubbish
a style of rock music originating in the US in the late 1980s, featuring a distorted guitar sound
a deliberately untidy and uncoordinated fashion style

Word Origin for grunge

C20: possibly a coinage imitating grime + sludge
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