grotty

[grot-ee]
adjective, grottier, grottiest. Slang.
seedy; wretched; dirty.

Origin:
perhaps grot(esque) + -y1, though senses do not correspond; apparently not akin to grody

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grotty (ˈɡrɒtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  unpleasant, nasty, or unattractive
2.  of poor quality or in bad condition; unsatisfactory or useless
 
[C20: from grotesque]

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grotty definition

[ˈgrɑdi]
  1. mod.
    highly undesirable. (Originally British. From grotesque. See also grody.) : What is this grotty stuff they serve here?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
On particularly grotty days, all traffic could be barred from certain parts of the city centre.
And living expenses quickly run up the tab, even if a student makes do with a grotty apartment and lives on noodles.
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