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EtymologyEdit

Clipping of grotesque +‎ -y. Compare American grody, of same origin. Possibly influenced by Scottish Gaelic grod (rotten, putrid).

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɒti

AdjectiveEdit

grotty (comparative grottier, superlative grottiest)

  1. (slang, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) unpleasant, dirty, slovenly or offensive

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