grody

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From groady, from groaty (intervocalic /t/ and /d/ are similar in American English), clipping of grotesque +‎ -y. Compare British grotty, of same origin,[1] and American gross, gro.

Popularized by Moon Unit Zappa in song “Valley Girl” (1982) in phrase “grody to the max”, as archetypal Southern California Valleyspeak; song also popularized “gag me with a spoon”.

Adjective[edit]

grody (comparative grodier, superlative grodiest)

  1. (US) nasty, dirty, disgusting, foul, revolting, yucky, grotesque
    I wouldn't set foot in that bar; the floor looks grody.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

grody

  1. nominative plural of grod
  2. accusative plural of grod

Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

grody m

  1. nominative plural of gród
  2. accusative plural of gród
  3. vocative plural of gród