dirty dirty  /ˈdɜr ti/


  1. (v) make soiled, filthy, or dirty
  2. (adj) soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
  3. (adj) (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
  4. (adj) vile; despicable
  5. (adj) spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
  6. (adj) contaminated with infecting organisms
  7. (adj) (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
  8. (adj) (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
  9. (adj) obtained illegally or by improper means
  10. (adj) expressing or revealing hostility or dislike
  11. (adj) violating accepted standards or rules
  12. (adj) unethical or dishonest
  13. (adj) unpleasantly stormy



Derived Word(s)


  1. People employed in dirty work have a lot to teach us, says its most famous chronicler.
  2. While a genial fountain of joy, Armstrong was a street boy, and he had a dirty mouth.


  1. Dirty Dining: Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant

    Issues with cleanliness and food handling lead to the closure of a Henderson restaurant. Contact 13's Tricia Kean brings us to the Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant for this week's Dirty Dining.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTNV Las Vegas

  2. "Dirty Wars": Turns Out the U.S. Government Really Doesn't Play Fair

    Dirty Wars The truth will out, but the problem is that even when it does, there's no guarantee that people will care. This is explored to some degree in Rick Rowley's documentary Dirty Wars , which examines and occasionally re-creates investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill's probes in...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SF Weekly

  3. 'Dirty Jobs' Host Auctions Underwear For Good Cause

    After nearly a decade of hosting the popular television show "Dirty Jobs," Mike Rowe has seen his fair share of "crap." Now, he's parlaying his reputation as a man who's not afraid to get his hands dirty into charitable efforts aimed at raising scholarship money for skilled trades students.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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