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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Enter Sub Pop, the label that ultimately became known as the home of grunge.
▪ If so, give me back the grunge of the old place and keep the suites and cushy chairs.
▪ None of the combatants in this grunge grudge match are over 20.
▪ The news comes after the grunge rock kings scrapped a hometown show at the last minute following weeks of squabbling.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"sloppiness," also "untidy person," 1965, American English teen slang, probably a back-formation from grungy. The music and fashion style that originated in Seattle is attested from the early 1990s.


n. 1 (context informal English) dirt or filth, especially when difficult to clean. 2 (context informal English) The state of being filthy; grubbiness. 3 A subgenre of alternative rock, originating from Seattle, Washington, which melds punk and metal.


n. the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease]


Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the in the American state of Washington, particularly in Seattle. The early grunge movement revolved around Seattle's independent record label Sub Pop, but by the early 1990s its popularity had spread, with grunge acts in California and other parts of the U.S. building strong followings and signing major record deals.

Grunge became commercially successful in the first half of the 1990s, due mainly to the release of Nirvana's Nevermind, Pearl Jam's Ten, Soundgarden's Superunknown, Alice in Chains' Dirt, and Stone Temple Pilots' Core. The success of these bands boosted the popularity of alternative rock and made grunge the most popular form of rock music at the time. Although most grunge bands had disbanded or faded from view by the late 1990s, their influence continues to affect modern rock music.

Grunge fuses elements of punk rock and heavy metal, such as the distorted electric guitar used in both genres, although some bands performed with more emphasis on one or the other. Lyrics are typically angst-filled, often addressing themes such as social alienation, apathy, confinement, and a desire for freedom.

A number of factors contributed to grunge's decline in prominence. During the , many grunge bands broke up or became less visible. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, labeled by Time as "the John Lennon of the swinging Northwest", appeared unusually tortured by success and "struggled with an addiction to heroin before he committed suicide at the age of 27 in 1994".

Grunge (disambiguation)

Grunge is a genre of music.

Grunge may also refer to:

  • Soil
  • Grunge speak
  • Post-grunge
  • Grundgetta, a Grouch on Sesame Street
  • Grunge (comics), a teenage comic book super-hero and a member of Gen¹³
Grunge (comics)

Grunge is the codename of Percival Edmund Chang, a fictional comic book character from DC Comics/ Wildstorm, and is a member of the superhero team Gen¹³.

Usage examples of "grunge".

FOLLOWING EVENING, Sagra and I had dinner with Grunge and Gimmel Gora, and during the course of the evening I mentioned Horthal Wend and remarked that I had found him most intelligent and friendly.

I was suspicious of Morga Sagra, of Grunge, of Gimmel Gora, of Lotar Canl, my man--in fact, of everybody.

The countertops were covered with linoleum, rimmed with a band of metal where a line of dark gray grunge had collected.

I haven't owned a skirt in nigh on thirty-five years, and when I go to the closet to try to find something presentable, I realize that I have a choice between grunge, a royal purple cashmere cowlneck and khakis, or the two dress uniforms that have somehow materialized in my closet, new and pressed.

Personally, she thought the tripoli streaks on her jeans, forearms, and hands added an interesting, finger-painted effect to her entire lack of ensemble, but she knew Kyle would tease her mercilessly about reviving the Seattle Grunge look.

They genuinely thought that they could survive on wreckage, scrap, grunge computers, fellow feeling, free software, cheap thrills, and Jerry's charisma.

Rosie walked slowly, looking in the windows of secondhand clothing stores trying to pass themselves off as grunge boutiques, shoe stores with signs reading buy american and clearance sale in the windows, a discount place called No More Than 5, its window heaped with dollbabies made in Mexico or Manila, a leathergoods place called Motorcycle Mama, and a store called Avec Plaisir with a startling array of goods — dildos, handcuffs, and crotchless underwear — displayed on black velvet.