Origin: ME, by metathesis < drit < ON drita, excrement, akin to OE dritan, to excrete < IE base *dher- (see dark) > L forire, defecate
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , variant of drit, excrement, filth, mud
Origin: , from Old Norse.
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a devotion to or worship of filth and obscenity.
Rare. an abnormal fear of being dirty.
1. the condition of being befouled or besmirched.
2. the material causing this condition. —feculent, adj.
1. the state or condition of being sooty or smoky.
2. soot or smoke. —fuliginous, adj.
the state or quality of being blemished, stained, or spotted, as with dirt. Also maculation. —maculate, adj.
an abnormal fear of dirt, especially of being contaminated by dirt.
an abnormal attraction to filth.
an abnormal fear of filth.
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