be·​grimed | \ bi-ˈgrīmd How to pronounce begrimed (audio) , bē- \

Definition of begrimed

: 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 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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First Known Use of begrimed

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Begrimed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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