grungy

adjective
grun·​gy | \ ˈgrən-jē How to pronounce grungy (audio) \
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
Recent Examples on the Web Most public restrooms are grungy in the best of times. cleveland, "What goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there, and other coronavirus risks in public bathrooms," 17 June 2020 Most public restrooms are grungy in the best of times. cleveland, "What goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there, and other coronavirus risks in public bathrooms," 17 June 2020 Most public restrooms are grungy in the best of times. William Petri, The Conversation, "What goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there, and other coronavirus risks in public bathrooms," 5 June 2020 The year’s most stylish pairs embraced their distinctive senses of style, ranging from a grungy-chic aesthetic like the Biebers have mastered, to more put-together sensibilities from J-Rod, the Beckhams, and more. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "These 13 Couples Found Their Style Stride in 2019," 31 Dec. 2019 Last year, Versace served up some grungy, textured hair juxtaposed with smoky eyes. Audrey Noble, Allure, "The Best Hair and Makeup Looks From Milan Fashion Week," 21 Feb. 2020 Employees said two grungy-looking men had left in a vehicle traveling south on Bradley. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Woman chases off burglars: Westlake Police Blotter," 2 May 2020 Drive your vehicle for a few minutes to warm the oil, then change into your grungy clothes—you'll probably get dirty. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, "How to Care for Your Car's Differential," 18 Apr. 2020 Bruner, who performs as Thundercat, was lounging on a sofa inside a grungy Hollywood studio space on Sunset Blvd., rehearsing for a tour that would never fully materialize due the impending pandemic. Alex Suskind, EW.com, "Thundercat comes up for air," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of grungy

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grungy

origin unknown

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4 Jul 2020

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“Grungy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grungy. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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