grubby


grub·by

adjective \ˈgrə-bē\

: dirty or messy

grub·bi·ergrub·bi·est

Full Definition of GRUBBY

1
:  infested with fly maggots
2
a :  dirty, grimy <grubby hands>
b :  slovenly, sloppy
3
:  worthy of contempt :  base <grubby political motives>
grub·bi·ly \ˈgrə-bə-lē\ adverb
grub·bi·ness \ˈgrə-bē-nəs\ noun

Examples of GRUBBY

  1. He lives in a grubby little apartment.
  2. <clean off those grubby hands before you touch anything>

First Known Use of GRUBBY

1725

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