(n.) A sub-culture most prevalent among young people, ages 14-21, whose interests include music (usually screamo
), smoking cigarettes and hanging in and around shopping malls. A gringle can typically be seen at Hot Topic
daily, or at the mall at least three times a week. Also, they can often be seen hanging outside of a department store smoking or walking through "employees only" service hallways. They usually appear unkempt and/or unwashed, have excessive tattoos or body piercings and like to wear baggy clothing, clashing colors, large coats or hoodies and flannel
. The gringle scene seems to stem from scenesters
, combining elements of both with local fads and music tastes. It also seems to stem from malls in the New York
- New Jersey
Gringle can also be used as an adjective: "Gringly"
Guy: Hey, did you see those gringles smoking outside of the food court?
Girl: Yeah, I see them there every time I come to the mall!
Guy: Look at that guy! He looks really dirty and he's dressed like a hobo
Girl: And on top of that, we're outside Zumiez
. He's so gringly.