grun·gy | \ˈgrən-jē \
grungier; grungiest

Definition of grungy 

1 : shabby or dirty in character or condition

2 : characteristic of grunge music or fashion

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Examples of grungy in a Sentence

After working in the garden all day, I felt sweaty and grungy. a grungy pair of jeans

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But anyone who holds the Beatles’ Royal Albert Hall moments in equally high esteem as their grungy Cavern Club days shouldn’t pass up Classical Mystery Tour. Chris Gray, Houston Chronicle, "Classical Mystery Tour dresses up Fab Four in tuxes and tails," 3 July 2018 Most of the game is spent exploring grungy locations, like a creaking giant U-boat or the ruins of New York City, while firing machine guns at a seemingly never-ending wave of Nazis. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Wolfenstein II on the Switch is the best way to kill Nazis on the go," 29 June 2018 The 11 host cities, many still grungy not long ago, are resplendent. Fox News, "Smiling Russians? World Cup hosts defy glum, hostile image," 20 June 2018 The 11 host cities, many still grungy not long ago, are resplendent. Angela Charlton, The Christian Science Monitor, "World Cup host Russia defies Soviet-era, hostile image with smiles," 20 June 2018 Less subtle were Citizen, who too often overwhelmed their grungy alt-rock with pitchy screamo vocals. Terence Cawley,, "Spirited opening for Boston Calling," 26 May 2018 Like an ant?) The date took them to an indiscriminate, grungy junkyard, where Chris Harrison was standing with a sledgehammer. Mallorie Sullivan,, "'The Bachelorette' recap episode 2: Becca second-guesses Colton after shocking confession," 4 June 2018 By taking our favorite millennial pink summer drink and putting it into a brightly colored keg, Bridge Lane Wines has totally transformed this once grungy booze vessel. Olivia Harrison,, "Rosé Kegs Are The Perfect Addition To Your Memorial Day Party," 21 May 2018 But Garcia was missing the energy of communal creation and wanted to get away from the increasingly grungy vibes of the L.A. rock scene. Randall Roberts,, "With a new reissue, 1970's Chicano rock band God's Children brings Thee Midniters' history back into focus," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of grungy

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grungy

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