American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Dirty; grimy: grubby old work clothes.
- adj. Infested with grubs.
- adj. Contemptible; despicable: has a grubby way of treating others.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dirty; unclean, as if from grubbing.
- Stunted; poor; peevish.
- Infected with grubs.
- n. The common sculpin, a cottoid fish, Acanthocottus æneus, of New England.
- adj. Dirty, unwashed, unclean.
- adj. Having grubs in it.
- n. US, dialect Any species of Cottus; a sculpin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. colloq. Dirty; unclean.
- n. (Zoöl.), Local, U. S. Any species of Cottus; a sculpin.
- adj. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
- adj. infested with grubs
- n. small sculpin of the coast of New England
“The phrase "British cinema documentary" came to mean a black and white collage of steam locomotives, slag heaps, women in grubby kitchens and men in flat caps, searchlights and bomb damage.”
“Are they scriveners churning out what the novelist Richard Yates himself a sometimes adman called "grubby little jobs for hire," or are they skilled poets performing on a commercial canvas?”
“Thereupon he engages in what can only be described as a grubby piece of attempted blackmail of his party leader which was rightly rebuffed.”
“From being so much with the judges, I grew quite learned in French legal terms, talked of the parquet (which means the Bar), and invariably termed the grubby little Nyons law-court the Palais.”
“In the book she recalls him noticing they were "grubby" after a journey from Vienna, and showing them to the bathroom, where he had brushes inscribed "AH".”
“I plan to double what I regularly give to the Obama campaign as an affirmative protest against this kind of grubby low-level attack.”
“The group had been told to dress "grubby," bring tools, and, now, to "buddy up.”
“March 26th, 2009 2: 21pm stanley Jerusalem - the sheriff is becoming more and bitter. note his words now descending to "grubby" it could be the arrow festering in the toches or tasting the bitter herbs ahead of pesach - he digs bigger holes for himself with every essay he sends, and for what purpose except possibly to amuse - offen yam you know the beginning alanadale”
“AM says she was left feeling 'grubby' after transport staff failed to show sufficient deference.”
“It was precisely the kind of grubby horsetrading which it is hard to imagine the single-minded Brown engaging in.”
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