A handful of dirt.
dirt definition by Webster's New World
- any unclean or soiling matter, as mud, dust, dung, trash, etc.; filth
- earth or garden soil
- anything common, filthy, or contemptible
- dirtiness, nastiness, corruption, etc.
- ☆ obscene writing, speech, etc.; pornography
- ☆ malicious talk or gossip
- ☆ Gold Mining the gravel, soil, etc. from which gold is separated by washing or panning
Origin: Middle English by metathesis ; from drit ; from Old Norse drita, excrement, akin to Old English dritan, to excrete ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dher- (see dark) from source Classical Latin forire, defecate
dirt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Earth or soil.
- a. A filthy or soiling substance, such as mud or dust.b. Excrement.
- A squalid or filthy condition.
- One that is mean, contemptible, or vile.
- a. Obscene language or subject matter.b. Malicious or scandalous gossip.c. Information that embarrasses or accuses.
- Unethical behavior or practice; corruption.
- Material, such as gravel or slag, from which metal is extracted in mining.
Origin: Middle English, variant of drit, excrement, filth, mud, from Old Norse.
dirt - Ologies & -Isms Definition
dirt - Phrases/Idioms
do someone dirtâ
hit the dirt