Definition of grunge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    grunge

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɡrʌndʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrʌndʒ//
     
    [uncountable] Styles of music
     
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  1. 1(informal) dirt of any kind synonym grime
  2. 2 (also grunge rock) a type of loud rock music, which was popular in the early 1990s See related entries: Styles of music
  3. 3a style of fashion worn by people who like grunge music, usually involving clothes that look untidy
  4. Word Origin 1960s: back-formation from grungy, perhaps suggested by grubby and dingy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: grunge