[grot-ee] /ˈgrɒt i/
adjective, grottier, grottiest. Slang.
seedy; wretched; dirty.
adjective (Brit, slang) -tier, -tiest
unpleasant, nasty, or unattractive
of poor quality or in bad condition; unsatisfactory or useless
slang shortening of grotesque, it had a brief vogue 1964 as part of the argot popularized by The Beatles in “A Hard Day’s Night.” It unconsciously echoes Middle English groti “muddy, slimy,” from Old English grotig “earthy,” from grot “particle.”
(Variations: grody or groaty or groddy or groady; to the max may be added) Disgusting; nasty; repellent; bizarre; grungy, scuzzy: The magazines had covers with those grotty weirdos on them
: the introspective hedonism and political individualism of the second group, called groddies
[mid-1960s+ Teenagers; fr grotesque; popularized by the Beatles in the 1960s; perhaps fr Merseyside dialect]
[grouch] /graʊtʃ/ verb (used without object) 1. to be sulky or morose; show discontent; complain, especially in an irritable way. noun 2. a sulky, complaining, or morose person. 3. a sulky, irritable, or morose mood. /ɡraʊtʃ/ verb (intransitive) 1. to complain; grumble noun 2. a complaint, esp a persistent one 3. a person who is […]
[grou-chee] /ˈgraʊ tʃi/ adjective, grouchier, grouchiest. 1. sullenly discontented; sulky; morose; ill-tempered. [groo-shee] /gruˈʃi/ noun 1. Emmanuel [e-ma-ny-el] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl/ (Show IPA), Marquis de, 1766–1847, French general. /ˈɡraʊtʃɪ/ adjective grouchier, grouchiest 1. (informal) bad-tempered; tending to complain; peevish adj. 1895, U.S. college student slang, from grouch + -y (2). Related: Grouchily; grouchiness.
/ɡrʌf/ noun 1. (mountaineering) a natural channel or fissure in a peat moor; a peat hag
[ground] /graʊnd/ noun 1. the solid surface of the earth; firm or dry land: to fall to the ground. 2. earth or soil: stony ground. 3. land having an indicated character: rising ground. 4. Often, grounds. a tract of land appropriated to a special use: picnic grounds; a hunting ground. 5. Often, grounds. the foundation […]