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grody

adjective; blending
A combination of gross and dirty. The speaker might have wanted to convey the sense of extreme squalidness by blending two words that both mean “unclean.” The term could have been formed with the “grot-” part of the word gross or grotesque, while “-dy” could originate from the “-ty” found in the word dirty.
 
The passengers were really GRODY after the 22 hour car ride to Austin.
Etymology : Late Latin: "grosso" + Middle English "drit" + "y" (-Adj.)
Source : Conversation with friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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