AskDefine | Define grot

Dictionary Definition

grot n : a small cave (usually with attractive features) [syn: grotto]

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English

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Etymology 1

From grotto, by shortening

Noun

  1. A grotto.

Etymology 2

back-form grotty

Noun

  1. slang uncountable Any unpleasant substance or material.
  2. slang countable A miserable person.

Dutch

Noun

  1. cave, cavern

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Old English

Pronunciation

/grot/

Noun

grot n

Extensive Definition

Grot was the fictional company founded by Reginald Perrin in the television series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.
A last gesture of defiance at the world, Perrin envisaged Grot as a company selling items that were deliberately useless - machines which did nothing, soluble umbrellas, games without instructions and the like. Unexpectedly, the stores became a great success, so in an attempt to sabotage them, Perrin hired many of the former staff of the now-bankrupt company for which he had worked, Sunshine Desserts.
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