- ugly, run-down, or dilapidated: a grungy, abandoned mill town.
- dirty; filthy: a pair of grungy sneakers.
Origin of grungy
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Examples from the Web for 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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