grimier; grimiest
: full of or covered with grime : dirty
griminess noun

Examples of grimy in a Sentence

this mirror is so grimy you can barely see your reflection in it
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Word History

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grimy was in 1612

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“Grimy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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