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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: grungy

grunge

noun
     
grunge [uncountable]
1 a style of fashion and music popular with young people in the 1990s, involving loud electric music and dirty clothes, hair etc:
grunge rock
2 American English informal unpleasant dirt:
What's all that grunge in the bathtub?
grungy adjective:
a pair of grungy trainers

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