What does dirty mean?

Definitions for dirty
ˈdɜr tidirty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dirty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirty, soiled, unclean(adj)

    soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

    "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

  2. dirty(adj)

    (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency

    "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"

  3. dirty, filthy, lousy(adj)

    vile; despicable

    "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"

  4. dirty, contaminating(adj)

    spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination

    "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"

  5. dirty, pestiferous(adj)

    contaminated with infecting organisms

    "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen

  6. dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy(adj)

    (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

    "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"

  7. dirty, foul, marked-up(adj)

    (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

    "foul (or dirty) copy"

  8. dirty, ill-gotten(adj)

    obtained illegally or by improper means

    "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"

  9. dirty(adj)

    expressing or revealing hostility or dislike

    "dirty looks"

  10. cheating(a), dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike(adj)

    violating accepted standards or rules

    "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

  11. dirty, sordid(adj)

    unethical or dishonest

    "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"

  12. dirty(verb)

    unpleasantly stormy

    "there's dirty weather in the offing"

  13. dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire(verb)

    make soiled, filthy, or dirty

    "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

Wiktionary

  1. dirty(Verb)

    To make (something) dirty.

  2. dirty(Verb)

    To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor.

  3. dirty(Verb)

    To debase by distorting the real nature of (something).

  4. dirty(Verb)

    To become soiled.

  5. dirty(Adverb)

    In a dirty manner.

  6. dirty(Adjective)

    Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime.

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

  7. dirty(Adjective)

    That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.

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

  8. dirty(Adjective)

    Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually.

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

  9. dirty(Adjective)

    Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.

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

  10. dirty(Adjective)

    Corrupt, illegal, or improper.

    I won't accept your dirty money!

  11. dirty(Adjective)

    Out of tune.

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

  12. dirty(Adjective)

    Of color, discolored by impurities.

    The old flag was a dirty white.

  13. dirty(Adjective)

    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.

  14. dirty(Adjective)

    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.

  15. dirty(Adjective)

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

    He lives in a dirty great mansion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dirty

    defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white

  2. Dirty

    sullied; clouded; -- applied to color

  3. Dirty

    sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow

  4. Dirty

    sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather

  5. Dirty(verb)

    to foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands

  6. Dirty(verb)

    to tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of reputation, character, etc

Freebase

  1. Dirty

    Dirty is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released on July 21, 1992, through record label DGC.

Rap Dictionary

  1. dirty(noun)

    a word used in Savannah when calling your homeboy. "What's up dirty?"

  2. dirty(noun)

    a blunt rolled with cocaine or crushed up prescription pills and weed.

Suggested Resources

  1. dirty

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dirty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3958

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dirty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1799

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dirty' in Adjectives Frequency: #478

How to pronounce dirty?

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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say dirty in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dirty in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dirty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of dirty in a Sentence

  1. Tapas Strickland:

    The U.S. economy remains the least dirty t-shirt in the global laundry basket. The dollar was stronger across the board in response.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A top position executive on being addicted to womanizing and/or wining plays dirty office politics to make middle cadre employees to whining and lower rung workforce to writhing with the pain in the private sector organization.

  3. Laurence J. Peter:

    Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.

  4. Veronica Dolorico:

    I weighed in at 14 kilos of residuals, so I got 7 kilos of rice grains. This is a big help for us to have one kilo of rice for the day, i feel that our surroundings are really dirty. If only I could, I would pick up all the plastics along the road when I walk outside.

  5. Joe Biden:

    I'm not going anywhere. You're not going to destroy me. And you're not going to destroy my family. I don't care how much money you spend or how dirty the attacks get.

Images & Illustrations of dirty

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Translations for dirty

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  • vuil, vaalAfrikaans
  • قذر, وسخArabic
  • çirkliAzerbaijani
  • брудныBelarusian
  • нечестен, циничен, изцапан, неприличен, мръсенBulgarian
  • নোংরাBengali
  • lousaatBreton
  • embrutar, brutCatalan, Valencian
  • špinavě, špinavý, sprostýCzech
  • grumset, beskidt, urenDanish
  • verdreckt, schmutzig, verdrecken, dreckig, vulgär, obszön, beschmutzenGerman
  • βρώμικος, βρωμερός, βρωμιά, ακάθαρτος, ακαθαρσία, λερωμένοςGreek
  • malpuraEsperanto
  • ensuciar, enturbiar, descolorido, sucio, turbio, obscenamente, guarro, verde, manchar, degradar, ensuciarseSpanish
  • räpaneEstonian
  • کثیفPersian
  • rivosti, likainen, rumasti, tuhma, törkyinen, liata, tahrata, säädytön, rivo, ruma, likaisesti, hävytön, epäreilusti, törkeä, epäpuhdas, tuhmasti, ryvettää, halpamainen, ryvettyäFinnish
  • cochon, sale, salir, se salir, salement, salissant, avilirFrench
  • gruzich, smoarchWestern Frisian
  • gáirsiúil, salachIrish
  • cacaScottish Gaelic
  • מלוכלך, הכתים, לכלך, מלכלךHebrew
  • गंदा, मैलाHindi
  • koszos, piszkos, mocskosHungarian
  • կեղտոտArmenian
  • polluerInterlingua
  • kotorIndonesian
  • óhreinnIcelandic
  • lurido, sporco, lercio, sudicio, insudiciare, lordare, sporca, sudicia, sporcare, sporcarsiItalian
  • 汚いJapanese
  • ბინძურიGeorgian
  • лас, батпақты, кірKazakh
  • កខ្វក់, ក្រខ្វក់Khmer
  • 더러운, 더럽다Korean
  • lewitî, pîs, qirêjî, پیس, rêvin, herrimîKurdish
  • баткак, кирKyrgyz
  • inquinō, sordidus, impuratusLatin
  • ເປື້ອນLao
  • nepadorus, nešvankus, purvinas, bjaurus, nešvarusLithuanian
  • nosmērēt, nešķīsts, netīrs, neķītrsLatvian
  • валканMacedonian
  • бохирMongolian
  • kotorMalay
  • maħmuġMaltese
  • ညစ်Burmese
  • oneerlijk, smerig, vuil, grof, obsceen, schunnig, vulgair, vies, bevuilenDutch
  • skittenNorwegian
  • niłhin, chin bąąhNavajo, Navaho
  • nieprzyzwoity, brudzący, świński, brudzić, sprośny, haniebny, brudnyPolish
  • سخا, خيرنPashto, Pushto
  • suja, sujo, sujarPortuguese
  • murdar, murdări, spurcaRomanian
  • грязный, пачкать, пятнать, пачкаться, испачканный, подло, сальный, загрязнять, запятнать, загрязняться, подлый, скабрёзныйRussian
  • nečist, нечист, prljav, прљавSerbo-Croatian
  • කිලිටිSinhala, Sinhalese
  • špinavýSlovak
  • umazan, umazati, umazati seSlovene
  • ndyrëAlbanian
  • oren, fläcka, smutsa ner, grumlig, snuskig, smutsig, smutsigt, ojuste, osnygg, ful, skitig, orättmätig, fult, osnyggt, orena, skita nerSwedish
  • మురికి, మురికిగాTelugu
  • касиф, лойолуд, чиркин, пурлойTajik
  • สกปรกThai
  • kirliTurkmen
  • madumi, marumiTagalog
  • pis pis, pisletmek, müstehcen, lekelemek, kirli, pis, kirletmekTurkish
  • бруднийUkrainian
  • گندا, گندہUrdu
  • kirUzbek
  • không, xấu xa, [[bất]] [[hợp pháp]], bẩn thỉu, dơ, bẩn, tục tĩu, xấu, bậy, trái luật, bậy bạVietnamese
  • miotikVolapük
  • mannete, mannet, måssîte, måssî, anichter, manniWalloon
  • גראָבYiddish
  • Chinese

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