Pronunciation: (grub'ē),[key] —adj.,-bi•er, -bi•est. 1. dirty; slovenly: children with grubby faces and sad eyes. 2. infested with or affected by grubs or larvae.
3. contemptible: grubby political tricks.
Pronunciation: (grub'ē),[key] —n., —pl.-bies. a small sculpin, Myxocephalus aenaeus, inhabiting waters off the coast of New England.