Simple Definition of grime
: dirt that covers a surface
Full Definition of grime
: soot, smut, or dirt adhering to or embedded in a surface; broadly : accumulated dirtiness and disorder
Examples of grime in a sentence
The windows were coated with grime.
<this new product really cuts through grime>
Origin of grime
Middle Dutch grime soot, mask; akin to Old English grīma mask
First Known Use: 14th century
GRIME Defined for Kids
Definition of grime for Students
: dirt rubbed into a surface
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