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Grody

adjective;
disgusting, revolting, nasty This word originated in the early 1960s as British slag ‘grotty’ for grotesque. It entered American language in the mid-1960s, but gained incredible popularity during the 1980s Valley Girl talk that swept California and the rest of America. My older cousin grew up in the 80s and imparted the word onto my cousin and I during our adolescence. I use the word sometimes in contexts in which something is disgusting. However for the most part it is just a nice reminder of my adolescence and I use it when I am talking to my younger cousins.
 
Eww that girl’s hair looks totally grody!
Etymology : < grotty < grotesque
Source : My older cousin Joseph
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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