Definition of grubby:
deplorable, besmirched, sullied, deceitful, drear, pitiable, scummy, unclean, raunchy, lewd, dubious, untruthful, fraudulent, cruddy, bemired, blue, scurvy, begrimed, dreary, grim, grimy, drab, lame, grotty, unprincipled, smudged, pitiful, sneaking, salacious, soiled, ratty, blackened, clean, dirty, corrupt, sorry, gloomy, stained, disconsolate, devious, dismal, Myxocephalus Aenaeus, muddied, dark, paltry, scabby, bedraggled, wretched, draggled, unscrupulous, mean, black, lousy, cheap, dingy, uncleanly, nasty, dishonest, despicable, cunning, befouled, grungy.
- dirty (part of speech: verb)
unclean (part of speech: adjective)
- "The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children", Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo).
It was the boy, and he was running up and down wringing his 'ands and crying like a wild thing, and, instead o' running away as soon as 'e saw me, he rushed right up to me and threw 'is grubby little paws round my neck.- "Ship's Company, The Entire Collection", W.W. Jacobs.
- "Right Ho, Jeeves", P. G. Wodehouse.