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A music genre, mostly METAL sounding (inspired by metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple), with a very slight touch of punk (NOT PUNK BASED) which originated in Seattle in about 1984 with the rise of the band GREEN RIVER, who INVENTED it. Grunge was then mastered by SOUNDGARDEN who released perhaps the most definitive grunge CD, ULTRAMEGA OK in 1988, before they took a more straight heavy metal approach to their music (and incidently improved after each album). People often make the mistake that Nirvana were the "inventors" of grunge which is simply bullshit because they didn't make an album which got alot of recognition til 1991 (7 Years after the founding of the grunge genre). And Nirvana are often labelled the most best grunge band which is bullshit because ALICE IN CHAINS are way better as are SOUNDGARDEN, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, SCREAMING TREES and MUDHONEY, quite simply because each of the bands mentioned write better songs including heavier, sludgier and grungier riffs, more skilful and ranging vocals, lyrics of grunge spirit and of course amazing drumming, complemented by difficult basslines as opposed to Nirvanas simple one note basslines.

Also, The Pixies, although a good band, are NOT the godfathers, or even influences of grunge. They formed after grunge had already been invented.
Black Sabbath are by right the godfathers of grunge, because they had the similar sounding heavy sludge riffs and vocals.

Some other great grunge albums worth buying are FACELIFT by ALICE IN CHAINS, BADMOTORFINGER by SOUNDGARDEN and CORE by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
- Some Emo listening loser - 'Yo dude I'm a huge grunge fan!'
- Some TRUE GRUNGE fan - "What grunge bands do you like?"
- Some Emo listening loser - 'Nirvana, they are grunge, and they're the best'
- Some TRUE GRUNGE fan - "You're just a fucking retard, Nirvana didn't even fucking invent grunge and they're by far the most horribly overrated band of the grunge era, just compare their songs and their guitar solos, and drumming to a kick ass band like ALICE IN CHAINS. Buy the album FACELIFT then see who's a better band you retarded fuckwit"
by Someone who hates Emo January 30, 2006
 
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Stupid term used primarily by journalist in the early 90s, because the thought they needed a new word for rock music.
Hey this shit sounds pretty good, but we can't call it "rock n' roll" alright why don't we just call it "grunge".
by shawn December 22, 2004
 
37.
The stuff that grows on shower curtains. A term used to exploit alternative bands or basically any band from seattle in the early 90s. Grunge ended more or less when Kurt Cobain died, as well as with everyone commercializing it (specifically what most bands rebel against).
Grunge attire consists of flannel shirts, ripped jeans, Doc Martens/Chuck Converses, as well as ripped babydoll dresses, smeared makeup, and combat boots for girls. True "grungies" dont brush hair.
"Grunge is cool"
"No it's not, that's why Im into grunge!"
"But there's a grunge fasion show in London next week."
"Really?"
"Yeah."
"Grunge is stupid."
by jamesbondlives April 28, 2006
 
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Artistic style; "Grunge" is made by piling up many seperate images and textures. Scratches, splotches, bits of text, grids, and random buildings are all commonly used in this type of art. The end result has a raw, dark look. Tends to be associated with the stereotypical "depressed teenager".
"I just downloaded 38 different grunge brushes for the graphic program of my choice and will now use them all to create a grunge signature."
by Baethan April 21, 2005
 
39.
A genre of music that was a watered down version of punk rock. Due to radio and MTV this is what was pushed in the early 1990's to be the music of a new generation. It is characterised mostly by its lack of talent and whiny lyrics. The fashion that it inspired basically turned all kids in the 90's into Shaggy from Scooby Doo. Mid length dirty hair and flannel, at least it was easy. In the words of Andrew Dice Clay's character Ford Fairlane, "You're raping rock and killing roll!". That about sums it up. A few words to describe Grunge would be repetitve, somber, whiny, unmusical, lame, sad, boring and garbage. The main culprit in the Grunge Movement, aka Bowel Movement, would be Nirvana.
Grunge music is helpful if you need inspiration to puke something up. Grunge, the next elevator music. I just dropped some grunge in the toilet.
by TheDudeRules December 06, 2011
 
40.
To me, the definition of grunge is someone who just cant afford to buy those preppy clothes that everyone wears, and they wanna stick out a little bit. It's also for people who dont really care what they look like. Like not taking showers, wearing what ever's on your floor, and going to school with bed head. haha. You may interpret it differently, but thats just how i see it in my head.
A good example of grunge is Kurt Cobain. He never really cared what he looked like or what other people thought he looked like. Plus he never really could afford the clothes that other people wore. He grew up around not having to much money.
by Casey Dopp October 23, 2006
 
41.
A style of music started in the mid 80's mostly near seattle that was about nothing but the music. Grunge songs consisted of mostly lyrics filled with angst and distorted guitar parts and wild drum beats. Mix in a bass and you have grunge. A mixture of punk, rock, and glam metal was used to create the all time greates sub-genre of rock...GRUNGE!
Pearl Jam was a grunge band that was all about Pro-Choice, while Nirvana was all about having a good time.
by Notorious B.O.B. January 01, 2004
 
42.
The tarry deposit left in a marijuana pipe or other smoking device
Joe cleaned the grunge out of his bong.
by Joe May 13, 2003