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grubbyadjective

 us   /ˈɡrʌb·i/
dirty or ​messy: grubby ​oldclothes
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grubbyadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡrʌb.i/
informal dirty: He was ​wearing some ​oldshorts and a grubby ​T-shirt. Don't ​wipeyour grubby ​hands on my ​cleantowel! disapproving If you ​describe an ​activity or someone's ​behaviour as grubby, you do not ​think that it is ​honest, ​fair, or ​acceptable: She ​sees the ​business of making ​money as just grubby ​opportunism. He doesn't ​want this ​story to get into the grubby ​hands of the ​tabloidpress (= to be ​obtained by ​newspapers that are not ​honest and ​fair).
(Definition of grubby from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grubby”
in Korean 더러운…
in Arabic قَذِر…
in Malaysian kotor…
in French crasseux…
in Russian неряшливый, неопрятный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骯髒的, 邋遢的, 汙穢的…
in Italian sporco, sudicio…
in Turkish oldukça kirli, pis…
in Polish brudny…
in Spanish sucio, mugriento…
in Vietnamese bẩn thỉu…
in Portuguese sujo, encardido…
in Thai สกปรก…
in German verwahrlost…
in Catalan brut, ronyós…
in Japanese 汚い, 汚れた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肮脏的, 邋遢的, 污秽的…
in Indonesian kotor…
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