Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A grotto.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A grotto.
  • noun Middle English forms of groat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A groat.
  • noun Poetic A grotto.

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  • noun A grotto.
  • noun slang, uncountable Any unpleasant substance or material.
  • noun slang, countable A miserable person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small cave (usually with attractive features)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French grotte, from Italian grotta; see grotto.]

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From grotto, by shortening

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Back-formation from grotty.

Examples

  • Of all the shaded loveliness it hides in grot and dell!

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  • Walking into a grot hole you know: grubby carpets, thin curtains and badly carved-up rooms, I get very excited and see potential everywhere, but when shown the beige-carpeted, cream-walled, taste-free apartments that are supposed to be so easy to envisage yourself living in, I stumble for ideas.

    Not Your Grandma's Patterned Carpet

  • One even has to imagine that the Vatican can turn a blind eye to all manner of murky grot and in times of strife will fling any amount of cash at people to shut them up.

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  • For our second year we left the grot-baggy house and took up a less grotty house with just two rooms and had our own private space.

    Memories of that first week at university « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • Maybe the shock of the new blinds Kampfner to the grot of the old.

    Freedom for Sale by John Kampfner

  • The map has "before" and "after" photos, customised icons and sometimes some colourful quotes by staff or residents about the particular 'grot spot'.

    Worst 'Grot Spots' on Google Maps

  • My question is who is paying for the rentamob,they must have a grot to sleep in and money for Big Macs.

    Protest the G20 protesters here

  • Home-shopping firm Grattan has shed over 1,000 jobs today amid claims that their catalogue cannot compete with the vast cornucopia of online grot for the attentions of onanistic teenagers.

    News & Horoscopes

  • Home-shopping firm Grattan has shed over 1,000 jobs today amid claims that their catalogue cannot compete with the vast cornucopia of online grot for the attentions of onanistic teenagers.

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  • A hostile brand is awaiting thee, no tender bride in dewy grot.

    The Cyclops

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