grime

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noun \ˈgrīm\

Definition of grime

  1. :  soot, smut, or dirt adhering to or embedded in a surface; broadly :  accumulated dirtiness and disorder

grime

transitive verb

Examples of grime in a sentence

  1. The windows were coated with grime.

  2. <this new product really cuts through grime>

Origin and Etymology of grime

Middle Dutch grime soot, mask; akin to Old English grīma mask


First Known Use: 14th century


GRIME Defined for English Language Learners

grime

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noun \ˈgrīm\

Definition of grime for English Language Learners

  • : dirt that covers a surface


GRIME Defined for Kids

grime

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noun \ˈgrīm\

Definition of grime for Students

  1. :  dirt rubbed into a surface



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