grungy

[ gruhn-jee ]
/ ˈgrʌn dʒi /

adjective, grun·gi·er, grun·gi·est. Slang.

ugly, run-down, or dilapidated: a grungy, abandoned mill town.
dirty; filthy: a pair of grungy sneakers.

Nearby words

  1. grundies,
  2. grundy,
  3. grundy, felix,
  4. grundyism,
  5. grunge,
  6. grunion,
  7. grunitsky,
  8. grunt,
  9. grunt work,
  10. grunter

Origin of grungy

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; grunge + -y1

Related formsgrun·gi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for grungy

grungy

/ (ˈɡrʌndʒɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest slang

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

grungy

adj.

"sloppy, shabby," 1965, American English slang, perhaps a blend of grubby and dingy.

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