gnarly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Gnarled; misshapen.
- Slang a. Remarkable; outstanding.b. Unpleasant; disgusting.
Variant of gnarled
- knotty and twisted, as the trunk of an old tree
- roughened, hardened, sinewy, etc., as hands that do rough work
Origin: ultimately ; from Middle English knorre, a knot: see knur