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grimy (adj.)

1610s, from grime + -y (2). "App[arently] not in literary use during the 18th c." [OED]. Related: Griminess.

updated on November 17, 2012

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Definitions of grimy from WordNet

grimy (adj.)
thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot;
grimy hands
Synonyms: begrimed / dingy / grubby / grungy / raunchy
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