be·​grimed bi-ˈgrīmd How to pronounce begrimed (audio)
: made dirty or grimy : covered with grime
The images in the newspaper and magazine photographs and on the television evening news programs were the begrimed and haggard faces of Marines in peril.Neil Sheehan
… a dismal collection of black, begrimed old pictures, rotting from their frames …Wilkie Collins

Examples of begrimed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His powerful and begrimed hands cradled each item as delicately as a bird’s egg before squaring it away. Kent Russell, Harper's Magazine, 11 May 2022 In a theatre that admits no light or sound from the outside world, the audience watches as poor, begrimed laborers and criminals are pushed onstage to shoot their kids and stab their teachers. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of begrimed was in 1865

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“Begrimed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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