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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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Here's my top three tips for three grubby things to do before bedtime.
In grubby jeans, he cuts a sorry figure dragging on a cigarette Gazza's dishevelled appearance is made worse by what appears to be a burn on his nose
Hewitt s lawyer Andrew Harris told the South Australian Supreme Court itwas a "particularly grubby" article and the former soap star was determined to discover its source so she could nail "the liar as well as the lie".
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UNDERTAKING a short perambulation on Easter Sunday, I was astounded to find the smashed and grubby remains of dozens of hard boiled eggs littering a local p a rk.
British nurses, branded 'grubby, drunken and promiscuous' by a Tory MP, have responded to criticism with the release of a pocket-sized standard of conduct, performance and ethics.
I have no desire for my personal details being provided to an instance in which I have no interest and, with regard to Birmingham Labour Party's role in the campaign, I do not wish to allow such a grouping to get its grubby hands on my details.
We'd party hard with all of our punk pals on Saturday nights, and then drag our grimy, grubby souls into St.
The small paintings feel archeological, atavistic: Though grubby and dim, some with holes poked through them, they are nonetheless like precious relics that remind us of the vast gulf between painting's conflicted present and its antique heyday.
You give us poor people money, and we'll spend every damn penny we get our grubby little hands on.
Contrasting images of a primly outfitted Eastern male and the grubby work of a miner dressed in jeans and calico indicate clearly defined social and economic strata.
Nationalism in music, nowadays often used in a disparaging sense-slightly grubby if not downright dirty--is fairly easy to recognize.
With all the talk of hydrogen-fueled vehicles, I can't help but wonder if millions of cars driving around spewing out water vapor--a well-known "greenhouse gas" itself--is any better than the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by traditional cars?--Kelly Grubby, Fleetwood, PA
The grubby bronze sculpture which had spent nearly 40 years on an open air dump only lasted a few hours before uproar led to its removal.
We can get a romantic dinner in the evening or take our 3-year-old there for a burger in our grubby beach clothes during the day.