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grubbies

and grubbers and grubs (ˈgrəbiz and ˈgrəbɚz and grəbz)
n. worn-out clothing; clothing one wears for the occasional dirty job. There I was, running around in my grubs when the senator stops by to say hello! It’s time to wash these grubbies.
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grubby

(ˈgrəbi)
mod. unclean; untidy; unshaven. Who’s that grubby guy?
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The grubbier end of Grub Street is sparked into action by cries of "Iran's gone nuclear
Most phones didn't have any immediately harmful bacteria that would make you sick straight away but they were grubbier than they could be," the Daily Mail quoted Which?
It seems curious that whiter than white isthepristine pallettedujour for throwing yourself off a grubby sledge onto an even grubbier hillock, but it is, so revel in your own winter wonderland.
Barring the Corniche and Solidere, most Lebanese prefer to get from point A to point B with the aid of a car, while others make do with grubby services and even grubbier minibuses.
SCIENTISTS want to do more research into why they say Geordies are grubbier than anyone else in the country.
For the next hundred years or so it gradually got rather grubbier, this due to the entrepreneurs, the textile barons, the engineers and the chemists and their perhaps underpaid but peerless workforce sending their products all over the world on the dirty steam trains.
Kaplan takes embedding to a new level, joining service personnel in grubby tents and grubbier bars in 'a mournful place at the edge of nowhere.
she's just an easy target for the grubbier end of the London rags.
The director plays an even grubbier lowlife with violent inclinations.
It is easy to look down upon the animals as utterly alien to us, driven on by need and instinct in their grubbier, less rational way, slavering for food and attention like our pets, jostling at the trough on our farms, battling one another in the wild over mates and territory and status in the group.
Unlike Coppola's almost operatic lyricism in the Godfather films, Scorsese has always been more interested in the dirty, gritty and distinctly unglamorous reality of the little guys on the grubbier fringes of crime.
They're grubbier and stubblier too, in T-shirts that hang limply, thanks to a five-day head start of water, sweat, and grit.
The Twilight star, normally a bit grubbier of face, says of his former LA pad: "My parents borrowed my house, which I was borrowing off someone else, and then they kicked me out of it when I came back from Toronto.
For the rest of us, we're grateful that there is something so comprehensive and so visibile to protect us from the grubbier end of the catering spectrum.