grubby

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Adjective[edit]

grubby (comparative grubbier, superlative grubbiest)

  1. Dirty, unwashed, unclean.
    He's a grubby little boy, always playing around by the stream.
  2. Having grubs in it.
    • 1944, National Live Stock Loss Prevention Board, Report, page 694:
      The United States Department of Agriculture states that grubs cost the livestock industry from $50,000,000 to $100,000,000 each year. The average devaluation on grubby cattle is from 25 cents to one dollar per cwt.

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Noun[edit]

grubby (plural grubbies)

  1. (US, dialect) Any species of Cottus; a sculpin.