Pronounced: SKAB-ruhs, adj
Notes: Not what I thought it was…
The word grimthorpe means “to restore or remodel something without paying attention to its original character, history, etc”
This word came into usage in the late 1800s
Background / Comments
Nothing to do with “grim” (although it might be considered “grim” to grimthorpe a building). The word comes from a person’s name: Edmund Beckett, the first Baron Grimthorpe. He was an architect that “restored” St Albans Cathedral – because of the radical changes he made he made during the restoration, he was critized, and his name became a verb.