from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Slang Very unpleasant; miserable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. unpleasant, dirty, slovenly or offensive
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very unpleasant or offensive
Alteration of grotesque.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Clipping of grotesque. Possibly from Scottish Gaelic grod ("rotten, putrid"). (Wiktionary)