Etymology
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grotty (n.)

slang shortening of grotesque, it had a brief vogue 1964 as part of the argot popularized by The Beatles in "A Hard Day's Night." It unconsciously echoes Middle English groti "muddy, slimy," from Old English grotig "earthy," from grot "particle."

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Definitions of grotty

grotty (adj.)
very unpleasant or offensive;
a grotty little play
From wordnet.princeton.edu