grunge

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from grungy.

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grunge (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Dirt or filth, especially when difficult to clean.
    The cinema floor was covered in grunge deposited by the crowds.
  2. (informal) The state of being filthy; grubbiness.
    Chad used to work as a coal miner, but couldn't handle the constant grunge.
  3. A subgenre of alternative rock, originating from Seattle, Washington, which melds punk and metal.
    Alice liked to wear plaids and ripped jeans, and listen to grunge.

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