grubby

1 [gruhb-ee]
adjective, grubbier, grubbiest.
1.
dirty; slovenly: children with grubby faces and sad eyes.
2.
infested with or affected by grubs or larvae.
3.
contemptible: grubby political tricks.

Origin:
1605–15; grub + -y1

grubbily, adverb
grubbiness, noun


1. grimy, unkempt, messy, filthy, bedraggled.
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grubby

2 [gruhb-ee]
noun, plural grubbies.
a small sculpin, Myxocephalus aenaeus, inhabiting waters off the coast of New England.

Origin:
origin uncertain

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grubby (ˈɡrʌbɪ)
 
adj , -bier, -biest
1.  dirty; slovenly
2.  mean; beggarly
3.  infested with grubs
 
'grubbily
 
adv
 
'grubbiness
 
n

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grubby definition

[ˈgrəbi]
  1. mod.
    unclean; untidy; unshaven. : Who's that grubby guy?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
But such efforts have met fierce resistance from villagers and local
  politicians, who see the roamers as grubby outsiders.
It's possible, of course, but national politicians tend to have enough sense to
  steer clear of such grubby quid-pro-quos.
For one thing, the objects themselves seem far removed from the grubby world of
  crime and punishment.
The story offers a few surprises, and the bowels of the railway station are
  scenic, in their grubby way.
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