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

  • adj. Dirty; grimy: grubby old work clothes.
  • adj. Infested with grubs.
  • adj. Contemptible; despicable: has a grubby way of treating others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Dirty, unwashed, unclean.
  • adj. Having grubs in it.
  • n. Any species of Cottus; a sculpin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dirty; unclean.
  • n. Any species of Cottus; a sculpin.

from The 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.

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

  • adj. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
  • adj. infested with grubs
  • n. small sculpin of the coast of New England


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