how to pronounce grubby


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the above transcription of grubby is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

grubby is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of grubby in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… aloof from the grubby business of …”

meanings of grubby


  1. Having grubs in it.
  2. Dirty, unwashed, unclean.


  1. Any species of Cottus; a sculpin.

grubby frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word grubby occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics grubby can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that grubby can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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