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grunge

[ gruhnj ]

noun

, Slang.
  1. dirt; filth; rubbish.
  2. something of inferior quality; trash:

    He didn't know good music from grunge.

  3. a person who works hard, usually for meager rewards; grind.
  4. a style or fashion derived from a movement in rock music: in fashion characterized by unkempt clothing and in music by aggressive, nihilistic songs.


grunge

/ ɡrʌndʒ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of grunge1

1960–65; expressive coinage, perhaps reflecting grime and sludge; sense “grind” perhaps by association with drudge
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Word History and Origins

Origin of grunge1

C20: possibly a coinage imitating grime + sludge
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Example Sentences

Depending on how you style it, there can be a grunge influence or a pop-punk influence.

It was an era, the film contends, that was rampant with anger and sexist objectification, having already replaced the progressive spirit of the early-’90s Grunge moment with a general neanderthal crudeness.

You take all of that and you then move it into Seattle in the ’90s, which was just before the grunge explosion hits.

From Ozy

If you’re getting the grunge out of your grout or removing it from the narrow space around faucets, you’ll want a small brush specifically designed for tile and grout cleaning.

Grunge makes sense if you're a sad, self-righteous teenager.

Seriously—go raid your dusty CaseLogic archives and listen to a bunch of early, non-Nirvana grunge CDs sometime.

It is a gray, almost grunge-like wedding dress by the designer Gareth Pugh, which he made for his friend Katie Shillingford.

The fascinating tragedy of Flappy Bird might go down in history as a defining “grunge moment” for videogames.

Before Dookie, guitar rock meant grunge: heavy, monotonic, humorless, and bleak.

I paid Grunge the grocer nineteen dollars on't; for he knows I'm an honest man, and trusted me.

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