Dirty meaning

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The definition of dirty is something soiled, unclean or impure.

A job that causes your hands to become covered in filth is an example of a dirty job.

A dish that has bits of old food on it is an example of a dirty dish.

Impure or sinful thoughts are an example of dirty thoughts.

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Producing much fallout.
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Expressing disapproval or hostility.

Gave us a dirty look.

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Disagreeable or contemptible; mean; nasty.

A dirty coward.

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To dirty is to cause something to become unclean or impure.

When you get mud on the floor, this is an example of a situation where you dirty the floor.

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Unfair; dishonest; unsportsmanlike.

A dirty player.

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Unkind; malicious or malevolent.

Dirty remarks.

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Revealing anger or irritation.

A dirty look.

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Squally; rough.

Dirty weather.

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Rasping, reedy, rough, etc. in tone.

A dirty trumpet.

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To make or become dirty; soil; tarnish; stain.
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Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime.

Despite a walk in the rain, my shoes weren't too dirty.

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That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.

Don't put that in your mouth, dear, it's dirty.

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Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually.

At the reception, Uncle Nick got drunk and told dirty jokes to the bridesmaids.

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Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.

He might have scored, but it was a dirty trick that won him the penalty.

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I won't accept your dirty money!

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Out of tune.

You need to tune that guitar, the g string sounds dirty.

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Of color, discolored by impurities.

The old flag was a dirty white.

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(computing) Containing data which need to be written back to a larger memory.

Occasionally it reads the sector into a dirty buffer, which means it needs to sync the dirty buffer first.

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(slang) Carrying illegal drugs among one's possessions or inside of one's bloodstream.

None of y'all get into my car if you're dirty.

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(informal) Used as an intensifier, especially in conjunction with "great".

He lives in a dirty great mansion.

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Sleety; gusty; stormy.

Dirty weather.

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In a dirty manner.

To play dirty.

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To make (something) dirty.
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To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor.
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To debase by distorting the real nature of (something).
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(intransitive) To become soiled.
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Squalid or filthy; run-down.

Dirty slums.

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Not bright and clear in color; somewhat dull or drab. Often used in combination.

Dirty-blonde hair; dirty-green walls.

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Stormy; rough.

Dirty weather.

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To make soiled.
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To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
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To become soiled.
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Soiled or soiling with dirt; unclean.
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Causing one to be soiled with dirt.

A dirty occupation.

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Lacking luster or brilliance; dull, grayish, etc.

A dirty green.

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Obscene; pornographic; lewd.

Dirty jokes.

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Given to lechery or lustful thoughts.

A dirty mind, dirty old man.

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a dirty shame
  • A very unfortunate circumstance.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

a dirty shame

Origin of dirty

  • From dirt +‎ -y.
    From Wiktionary