adjective, grottier, grottiest. Slang.
seedy; wretched; dirty.

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