Origin of gruesee gruesome
(third-person singular simple present grues, present participle gruing, simple past and past participle grued)
- Any byproduct of a gruesome event, i.e. gore, viscera, entrails, blood and guts.
- The butcher was covered in the accumulated grue of a hard day's work
- There was grue everywhere after the accident
Back-formation from gruesome.
Probably from gruesome; first used in Jack Vance's Dying Earth universe, but popularized by the text-based computer game Zork (1980).
- geru, regu, urge