Grime meaning

grīm
Black dirt or soot, especially such dirt clinging to or ingrained in a surface.
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To cover with black dirt or soot; begrime.
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Dirt, esp. sooty dirt, rubbed into or covering a surface, as of the skin.
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Dirt, grease, soot, etc. that is ingrained and difficult to remove.

Underneath all that soot, dirt and grime is the true beauty of the church in soft shades of sandstone.

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(music) A genre of urban music that emerged in London, England, in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, dancehall, and hip hop.
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To begrime; to cake with dirt.
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An English surname​, probably derived from Old Norse grimr or grimmr.
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To make very dirty or grimy.
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Origin of grime

  • Middle English grim Middle Dutch grīme ghrēi- in Indo-European roots
    From 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 Danish grim (“soot, grime”), Old Dutch grijmsel, Middle Dutch grime, Middle Low German greme (“dirt”).
    From Wiktionary