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[gruhb-ee] /ˈgrʌb i/
noun, plural grubbies.
1.
a small sculpin, Myxocephalus aenaeus, inhabiting waters off the coast of New England.
Origin
origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for grubbies

grubby

/ˈɡrʌbɪ/
adjective -bier, -biest
1.
dirty; slovenly
2.
mean; beggarly
3.
infested with grubs
Derived Forms
grubbily, adverb
grubbiness, noun
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Contemporary definitions for grubbies
noun

older, worn-out clothes, esp. worn for dirty activities; also written grubbers , grubs

Examples

Please wear grubbies when gardening.

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Word Origin and History for grubbies

grubby

adj.

"dirty," by 1845, from grub (n.) in a sense of "dirty child" (who presumably got that way from digging in earth) + -y (2). Earlier it was used in a sense of "stunted, dwarfish" (1610s) and "infested with grubs" (1725). Related: Grubbily; grubbiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for grubbies

grubbies

noun

Older, worn-out clothes, esp worn for hanging out or doing dirty work: Wear grubbies for the archaeology dig


grubby

adjective

Not clean; dirty: grubby kid


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