Definition of "grime" []

  • Black dirt or soot, especially such dirt clinging to or ingrained in a surface. (noun)
  • To cover with black dirt or soot; begrime. (verb-transitive)
  • Dirt, soot, or filth, esp when thickly accumulated or ingrained (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A genre of music originating in the East End of London and combining elements of garage, hip-hop, rap, and jungle (noun)
  • To make dirty or coat with filth (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "grime" in a sentence
  • "She wore a bright yellow apron covered in grime and pizza toppings, and dried sarcasm stained her red sleeves."
  • "Spotting a gem through decades of kitchen grime is only the first step."
  • ""'Ow dirty I am, bein' around the w'y I 'ave," the woman said, as she sat down in a coffee-house, wiping the sleep and grime from the corners of her eyes."