adjective, grimier, grimiest.
covered with grime; dirty: I shook his grimy hand.

1605–15; grime + -y1

grimily, adverb
griminess, noun Unabridged
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grime (ɡraɪm)
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
3.  (tr) to make dirty or coat with filth
[C15: from Middle Dutch grime; compare Flemish grijm, Old English grīma mask]

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Example sentences
Fabric shades that have become a bit grimy may require more invasive action.
Some say countries that welcome such grimy guests are offering a public service.
Actually, it was pewter-gray, grimy in the setting sun.
My mouse seems to suck up every grimy quark and boson on my desk and do
  something unpleasant with it.
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