grotty

adjective grot·ty \ ˈgrä-tē \

Definition of grotty

grottier; grottiest
chiefly British
: wretchedly shabby : of poor quality; also : filthy, gross

Examples of grotty in a Sentence

  1. I lived in a grotty flat.

  2. get rid of that grotty old rag

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Origin and Etymology of grotty

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GROTTY Defined for English Language Learners

grotty

adjective

Definition of grotty for English Language Learners

  • : of poor quality : very dirty or unpleasant



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