- ugly, run-down, or dilapidated: a grungy, abandoned mill town.
- dirty; filthy: a pair of grungy sneakers.
Origin of grungy
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Related Words for grungyrundown, dilapidated, grimy, grubby, disheveled, filthy, disgusting, flimsy, foul, greasy, messy, nasty, offensive, repellent, revolting, shoddy, slimy, sloppy, trashy, unclean
Examples from the Web for grungy
Contemporary Examples of grungy
- mainly US and Canadian squalid or seedy
- (of pop music) characterized by a loud fuzzy guitar sound
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Word Origin and History for grungy
"sloppy, shabby," 1965, American English slang, perhaps a blend of grubby and dingy.
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