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Grubby   /grˈəbi/   Listen

Infested with grubs.
Thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot.  Synonyms: begrimed, dingy, grimy, grungy, raunchy.  "Dingy linen" , "Grimy hands" , "Grubby little fingers" , "A grungy kitchen"

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"Grubby" Quotes from Famous Books

... rate, what is inside mine. There are some rather grubby envelopes which I borrowed from the House of Commons, and some very grubby blotting-paper from the same source, and either a ream of foolscap or a quire of foolscap, whichever is which; some pipe-cleaners and a few pieces of milk-chocolate; and a letter from the Amalgamated ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, April 7, 1920 • Various

... she said, sitting on the end of her narrow iron bed. Then she smiled rather grimly. "And we are pretty much what he thought us! Father sponged the money, and I decided to myself that the repaying did not much matter. We are, as we looked to him, two grubby little people of doubtful honesty, in a grubby room with Bouquet," and she laughed outright, although she was alone, and the faculty for seeing and deriding herself as others might, had a somewhat bitter flavour. Nevertheless, she was very angry and ...
— The Good Comrade • Una L. Silberrad

... I took a kit inventory 'an found we was down to our last clean collar, an' we looked like bein' a bit grubby in the matter of pyjamas. I went a walk to the canteen to think it over, an' on my way Madame's lad came up an' said 'is team 'ad an important match for two days later an' could I possibly oblige 'em with a football. Being ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 10th, 1920 • Various

... stores in the Haymarket, to Fortnum and Mason's, and lastly, to a small, grubby shop at the back of Mayfair where Desmond and his brother had bought their cigarettes for years past. Desmond purchased a hundred of their favored brand, the Dionysus, as a reserve for his journey back to France, and stood ...
— Okewood of the Secret Service • Valentine Williams

Words linked to "Grubby" :   genus Myxocephalus, Myxocephalus, sculpin, dirty, grub, unclean, soiled, grubbiness

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