Meaning of grubby

grub•by

Pronunciation: (grub'ē), [key]
— -bi•er, -bi•est.
  1. dirty; slovenly: children with grubby faces and sad eyes.
  2. infested with or affected by grubs or larvae.
  3. contemptible: grubby political tricks.

grub•by

Pronunciation: (grub'ē), [key]
— pl. -bies.
  1. a small sculpin, Myxocephalus aenaeus, inhabiting waters off the coast of New England.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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