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EtymologyEdit

From groady, from groaty (intervocalic /t/ and /d/ are similar in American English), clipping of grotesque +‎ -y. Compare British grotty, of same origin,[1] and American gross, gro.

Popularized by Moon Unit Zappa in song “Valley Girl” (1982) in phrase “grody to the max”, as archetypal Southern California Valleyspeak; song also popularized “gag me with a spoon”.

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AdjectiveEdit

grody (comparative grodier, superlative grodiest)

  1. (US, informal) nasty, dirty, disgusting, foul, revolting, yucky, grotesque.
    I wouldn't set foot in that bar; the floor looks grody.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989) , “grody”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.

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Lower SorbianEdit

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grody

  1. nominative/accusative plural of grod

PolishEdit

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grody m inan

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of gród