[ 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.
rundown, dilapidated, grimy, grubby, disheveled, filthy, disgusting, flimsy, foul, greasy, messy, nasty, offensive, repellent, revolting, shoddy, slimy, sloppy, trashy, unclean
Origin of grungy
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Herb sent me a photo of this “grungy hippie-type surfer boy,” as he called him.
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/ (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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"sloppy, shabby," 1965, American English slang, perhaps a blend of grubby and dingy.
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