Grunge Definition

Something grungy; specif., garbage or dirt.
Webster's New World
A form of rock music that originated in the 1990s, characterized by loud guitar and drum playing and nihilistic lyrics.
Webster's New World
A fashion style emphasizing used, tattered, and ill-fitting, esp. baggy, clothes and including plaid flannel shirts, heavy boots, etc.
Webster's New World

(informal) The state of being filthy; grubbiness.

Chad used to work as a coal miner, but couldn't handle the constant grunge.

Origin of Grunge

  • Back-formation from grungy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from grungy.

    From Wiktionary

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