Filth Definition

Foul or dirty matter.
American Heritage
Disgustingly offensive dirt, garbage, etc.
Webster's New World
A dirty or corrupt condition; foulness.
American Heritage
Anything considered as foul as this; esp., anything viewed as grossly indecent or obscene.
Webster's New World
Gross moral corruption.
Webster's New World

Origin of Filth

  • From Middle English filth, from Old English fȳlþ (“foulness, filth”), from Proto-Germanic *fūliþō (“foulness, filth”), from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz (“foul, corrupt, dirty, vile”), from Proto-Indo-European *pū- (“rottenness, pus”), equivalent to foul +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch vuilte (“filth”). More at foul.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English fȳlth pū̆- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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