grime

noun \ ˈgrīm \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

  1. The windows were coated with grime.

  2. this new product really cuts through grime

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Origin and Etymology of grime

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


GRIME Defined for English Language Learners

grime

noun

Definition of grime for English Language Learners

  • : dirt that covers a surface


GRIME Defined for Kids

grime

noun \ ˈgrīm \

Definition of grime for Students

: dirt rubbed into a surface


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