What does dirty mean?

Definitions for dirty
ˈdɜr tidirty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word dirty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirty, soiled, uncleanadjective

    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. dirtyadjective

    (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, lousyadjective

    vile; despicable

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

  4. dirty, contaminatingadjective

    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, pestiferousadjective

    contaminated with infecting organisms

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

  6. dirty, dingy, muddied, muddyadjective

    (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-upadjective

    (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

    "foul (or dirty) copy"

  8. dirty, ill-gottenadjective

    obtained illegally or by improper means

    "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"

  9. dirtyadjective

    expressing or revealing hostility or dislike

    "dirty looks"

  10. cheating(a), dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlikeadjective

    violating accepted standards or rules

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

  11. dirty, sordidadjective

    unethical or dishonest

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

  12. dirtyverb

    unpleasantly stormy

    "there's dirty weather in the offing"

  13. dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemireverb

    make soiled, filthy, or dirty

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

Wiktionary

  1. dirtyverb

    To make (something) dirty.

  2. dirtyverb

    To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor.

  3. dirtyverb

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

  4. dirtyverb

    To become soiled.

  5. dirtyadverb

    In a dirty manner.

  6. dirtyadjective

    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. dirtyadjective

    That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.

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

  8. dirtyadjective

    Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually.

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

  9. dirtyadjective

    Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.

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

  10. dirtyadjective

    Corrupt, illegal, or improper.

    I won't accept your dirty money!

  11. dirtyadjective

    Out of tune.

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

  12. dirtyadjective

    Of color, discolored by impurities.

    The old flag was a dirty white.

  13. dirtyadjective

    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. dirtyadjective

    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. dirtyadjective

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

    He lives in a dirty great mansion.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dirtyadjective

    Etymology: from dirt.

    Thy Dol and Helen of thy noble thoughts
    Is in base durance, and contagious prison,
    Haul’d thither by mechanic, dirty hands. William Shakespeare, Hen. IV.

    Pound an almond, and the clear white colour will be altered into a dirty one, and the sweet taste into an oily one. John Locke.

    Such employments are the diseases of labour, and the rust of time, which it contracts not by lying still, but by dirty employment. Jeremy Taylor, Holy Living.

    Marriages would be made up upon more natural motives than meer dirty interests, and increase of riches without measure or end. William Temple, Miscellanies.

    They come at length to grow sots and epicures, mean in their discourses, and dirty in their practices. Robert South, Serm.

  2. To Dirtyverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The Lords Strutts lived generously, and never used to dirty their fingers with pen, ink, and counters. John Arbuthnot, Hist. Bull.

Wikipedia

  1. dirty

    Dirt is an unclean matter, especially when in contact with a person's clothes, skin, or possessions. In such cases, they are said to become dirty.

ChatGPT

  1. dirty

    Dirty generally refers to something that is unclean, impure, or contaminated with dirt, grime, or other pollutants. It can refer to physical objects, surfaces, or environments that are stained, soiled, or not hygienic. Additionally, it can be used metaphorically to describe actions, behavior, or language that is morally wrong, unethical, or inappropriate. The term "dirty" can vary in context and be subjective depending on cultural norms, personal preferences, or situational circumstances.

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. Dirtyverb

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

  6. Dirtyverb

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

Wikidata

  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. dirtynoun

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

  2. dirtynoun

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

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  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

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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. Robert Lewis Dear:

    They (FBI agents) slither off like snakes and they get the local cops to do their dirty work, so that’s why the shootout was there.

  2. David Cay Johnston:

    For 10 years, this was the guy who handled the most sensitive things Donald McGahn had to hide. That's why he is the lawyer on the( Karen) McDougal and the Stormy Daniels hush money payments, donald McGahn knew Donald McGahn could trust Donald McGahn to do Donald McGahn dirty work and to conceal what Donald McGahn really is like from the public.

  3. Nadine Gehrmann:

    As a fellow coffee fiend, I know the struggle of bad hotel coffee all too well, my top tip is to get yourself a portable coffee maker and to prioritize easy cleaning because nobody wants to deal with dirty equipment on the go.

  4. Carlton Huffman:

    Matt Schlapp, of the CPAC, grabbed my junk and pummeled it at length. And I’m sitting there (in the car) saying, ‘What the hell is going on that this person with a wife and kids is literally doing this to me, from Manuel’s Tavern to the Hilton Garden Inn there at the Atlanta Airport,’ he literally has his hands on me. And I feel so f**king dirty. Feel so f**king dirty. So I don’t know what to do in the morning.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    If someone asks me a question in Spanish, just for the record, don't take offense that I answered in Spanish. It's not an offense to you. It's a respect for others, this idea that somehow people that speak another language aren't, you know, like assimilated into our lives -- here's the dirty little secret: they speak both.

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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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