grime

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

grime

noun \ˈgrīm\

: 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
grime transitive verb

Examples of GRIME

  1. The windows were coated with grime.
  2. <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

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