Definition of "grimy" []

  • Covered or smudged with grime. See Synonyms at dirty. (adjective)
  • Dirt, soot, or filth, esp when thickly accumulated or ingrained (noun)

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  • 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 "grimy" in a sentence
  • "He stayed based in grimy Marseilles, instead of resettling in Paris and becoming part of its scene and myth."
  • "The story of victory of Jamal in grimy settings touches the basest emotions in man."
  • "When we got to the Reyes compound in Tlachichuca, it was almost 9 pm and we were grimy from a day spent wading through Mexico's rural bus system."