ETYM Old Eng. drit; kin to Icel. drit excrement, drîta to dung, od. drijten to dung, as. gedrîtan.
The state of being covered with unclean things; SYN. filth, grime, soil, stain, grease.
A filthy or soiling substance (as mud, dust, or grime) c archaic; something worthless.
1. The state of being filthy.
2. That which is filthy, or makes filthy; foulness; nastiness; corruption; pollution; impurity.
ETYM Cf. Dan. grim, griim, lampblack, soot, grime, Icel. grîma mask, sort of hood, OD. grijmsel, grimsel, soot, smut, and Eng. grimace.
Dirt; any filthy matter, esp. if it is gritty and has been rubbed in or deeply ingrained.
ETYM Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. and Swed. skum, Icel. skűm, lg. schum, Dutch schuim, Old High Germ. scűm, German schaum; probably from a root meaning, to cover. Related to Hide skin, Meerschaum, Skim, Sky.
A film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid.
Untidiness in personal appearance; SYN. slovenliness, unkemptness.