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

  • adjective In a dirty, rundown, or inferior condition.

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

  • adjective thickily covered with ingrained dirt or soot.

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  • adjective Dirty; shabby; in disrepair.

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  • adjective thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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Probably a Blend of grunt and dingy, influenced by grimy

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