grotty

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adjective grot·ty \ˈgrä-tē\

Definition of grotty

grottier

grottiest

chiefly British

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of grotty

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1964


GROTTY Defined for English Language Learners

grotty

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adjective grot·ty \ˈgrä-tē\

Definition of grotty for English Language Learners

  • : of poor quality : very dirty or unpleasant


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