- Dirty, unwashed, unclean.
- He's a grubby little boy, always playing around by the stream.
- Having grubs in it.
1944, National Live Stock Loss Prevention Board, Report, page 694:
- The United States Department of Agriculture states that grubs cost the livestock industry from $50,000,000 to $100,000,000 each year. The average devaluation on grubby cattle is from 25 cents to one dollar per cwt.
having grubs in it
grubby (plural grubbies)