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grubbies

slang Unattractive articles of clothing that are old, shabby, 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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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.
What I admire and find courageous about The Other Ariel is its willingness to complicate a familiar narrative--the narrative of Plath's own ordering of poems in Ariel-with a far grubbier narrative about Plath's artistic life that scholars have generally not been willing to touch.
O'Grady is often difficult to take seriously; he mocked the gap between nationalist and unionist self-idealizations and grubbier realities, but until his 1907 breakdown he displayed a subliminal lack of awareness that his heroic urgings were susceptible to the same mockery.
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.
In 2001, enlargement gives further meaning to the European project, beyond its grubbier aspects, such as the Common Agricultural Policy.
What makes this book work is its consistent ability to take our concepts of lesbianism, gender, identity and community out of the realm of abstraction and bring them down into the grubbier world we all live in.
They're grubbier and stubblier too, in T-shirts that hang limply, thanks to a five-day head start of water, sweat, and grit.
Any accommodation for faith-healing, for example, thus cannot be limited to respectable, educated, middle- and upper-middle class sects like the Christian Scientists, but must be extended to their grubbier or less well-known counterparts.(95) Moreover, as a matter of political dynamics, accommodations will typically breed pressure for more accommodations.
Despite "end-of-ideology" and "liberal consensus" and "neoconservative" intellectual fashions, not to mention the grubbier pressures of the status quo, he continued to take Marxism seriously and wanted to help pass it on to others.
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.
Seeing him made Helen feel even grubbier. But his face split a grin when he saw her.