Dusty vs Grimy - What's the difference?

dusty | grimy |

As a proper noun dusty

is , diminutive of dustin or dusty can be (british) a nickname for someone with the surname miller.

As an adjective grimy is

stained, or covered with grime.




  • Covered with dust.
  • powdery and resembling dust
  • gray/grey in parts
  • Derived terms

    * dusty miller






  • Stained, or covered with grime.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps,
  • (music) From the urban musical genre called grime.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=November 27, work=BBC
  • , title= Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child has 'best guitar riff' , passage=Riffs from older songs seem to be more popular, as only two from the past decade made it into the top 20. They were Muse's Plug In Baby, at 11, and The White Stripes' grimy Seven Nation Army at 15. }}