[grit-ee] /ˈgrɪt i/

adjective, grittier, grittiest.
consisting of, containing, or resembling ; sandy.
resolute and courageous; plucky.
adjective -tier, -tiest
courageous; hardy; resolute
of, like, or containing grit

1590s, from grit + -y (2). In sense of “unpleasant” (of literature, etc.), from 1882, in reference to the sensation of eating gritty bread. Related: Grittily; grittiness.


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