Griming

grime

[grahym]
noun
1.
dirt, soot, or other filthy matter, especially adhering to or embedded in a surface.
2.
a style of music influenced by rap, ragga, etc., and characterized by lyrics and imagery that reference the dark side of urban life.
verb (used with object), grimed, griming.
3.
to cover with dirt; make very dirty; soil.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English grim; apparently special use of Old English grīma ‘mask’, to denote layer of dust; compare dialectal Dutch grijm

ungrimed, adjective
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grime (ɡraɪm)
 
n
1.  dirt, soot, or filth, esp when thickly accumulated or ingrained
2.  a genre of music originating in the East End of London and combining elements of garage, hip-hop, rap, and jungle
 
vb
3.  (tr) to make dirty or coat with filth
 
[C15: from Middle Dutch grime; compare Flemish grijm, Old English grīma mask]
 
'grimy
 
adj
 
'griminess
 
n

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grime
1590, probably alteration of M.E. grim "dirt, filth," from M.L.G. greme "dirt" (cf. Flem. grijm, M.Du. grime). The verb was earliest (as M.E. grymen, c.1470) but was replaced early 16c. by begrime.
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