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grubbies

slang Unattractive articles of clothing that are old, shabby, and/or dirty. It's a Sunday afternoon, so I'm just hanging around the house in some grubbies.
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grubby

1. Dirty. Hey, wash your grubby hands before coming to dinner!
2. Unkempt. Let me change first—I don't want anyone to see me looking this grubby!

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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SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: In the beach resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the sun-soaked coastal strip that is one of the Middle East's most popular holiday destinations, the glitziest hotels can shroud the grubbiest of secrets.
And as nominal head of a household containing some of the grubbiest Kids in Christendom, I am putting the B-Max through an extended test that will prove conclusively whether this is the perfect family car.
Since his death in 1959 there have been successive revelations concerning Berenson's social climbing, his determination to conceal his Jewish origins and, above all, his mercantile association with that grubbiest but most successful of art dealers, Joseph Duveen.
robborobson ON the plus side, the Whittle Arch will be far better without the world's grubbiest Sainsbury's at its feet
It's a system that the grubbiest and shabbiest industries and business owners -- think of the hellish slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, running with immigrant child labor - could not have designed better.
Denholm, 'Greens king hit in grubbiest campaign', The Australian, 20 March 2006, p.
With under a week to go to the city council elections Labour and the Liberal Democrats continue to hurl insults at each other in what is turning out to be one of the grubbiest campaigns for years, even given the sad past record of this part of Birmingham.
However, the grubbiest moment involved Craig and a platinum blonde wig.
First it focused on gods, then demigods, then kings, then aristocrats, then merchants, then the working classes, then the criminal classes, and then, finally, the grubbiest group of all, writers themselves.
So either test the lounge after the crews finish cutting it, of have your client put on his or her grubbiest clothes and sit in the lounge.
Ironically, Hansen would rather dissect the darkest and grubbiest aspects of Wales' shortcomings than his forthcoming post as All Blacks assistant coach.
For younger bridesmaids there are some divine fairytale frocks that would transform the grubbiest tomboy into a cute little angel.
Austen is an enormously likable character, full of flaws to which he's ever eager to confess, such as the fact that he needs "constant transfusions of interest and affection" and is "alert to even the grubbiest sexual possibility.
So says a new survey of our grubbiest habits by a cleaning firm - like re-using dirty plates, "cleaning" wine glasses by rubbing off old lippy with a finger and dusting with dirty underwear.