An English surname, probably derived from Old Norse grimr or grimmr.
To make very dirty or grimy.
Origin of grime
Middle English grim Middle Dutch grīmeghrēi- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English grim (“dirt or soot covering the face”) from a specialized note of Old English grīma (“mask”). Possibly influenced by Danishgrim (“soot, grime”), Old Dutch grijmsel, Middle Dutch grime, Middle Low German greme (“dirt”).
Grime Sentence Examples
grime producers and emcees at the moment.
If you are looking to purge your living space of dirt, grime and multiple seasons' worth of gunk, then these simple tips on spring cleaning the home will help get the job done.
Always clean off any dirt, grime, or chemicals promptly.
You generally only need to rinse it thoroughly with clean water to wash away dirt and grime, but can be cleaned gently with a soft sponge and mild soapy water.
Charm bracelets by their very nature have a number of component pieces that can attract grime and dust, get caught in clothes and be damaged or knocked during everyday wear.