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Definitions of dirty

  1. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; " don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
  2. contaminated with infecting organisms; " dirty wounds"; " obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen
  3. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; " the air near the foundry was always dirty"; " the air near the foundry was always dirty"; " a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long- lived radioactive fallout"
  4. unpleasantly stormy; " there's dirty weather in the offing"
  5. 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"
  6. ( 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"
  7. unethical or dishonest; " dirty police officers"; " a sordid political campaign"
  8. expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; " dirty looks"
  9. obtained illegally or by improper means; " dirty money"; " ill- gotten gains"
  10. vile; despicable; " a dirty ( or lousy) trick"; " a filthy traitor"
  11. Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white.
  12. Sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow.
  13. Sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather.
  14. To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.
  15. Sullied; clouded; - applied to color.
  16. To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; - said of reputation, character, etc.
  17. Unclean; impure; soiled; disgusting; muddy; sleety; rainy; despicable; contemptible.
  18. To soil; sully; tarnish.
  19. Dirtied.
  20. Dirtying.
  21. Defiled with dirt: foul: filthy: mean.
  22. To soil with dirt: to sully:- pr. p. dirtying; pa. p. dirtied.
  23. DIRTINESS.
  24. Soiled; unclean; indecent; mean.
  25. To soil; defile.
  26. Unclean; foul; filthy.
  27. Soiled with dirt; foul; filthy; soiled, or as if so; mean.
  28. To soil; to tarnish; to scandalize.
  29. Foul; nasty; not clean; base; mean.
  30. To make foul or filthy; to soil.

Usage examples for dirty

  1. The men must have such dirty hands!" – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. There's your dirty money. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  3. " I guess if you had to live the way he does you'd be dirty! – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  4. " Let him keep his dirty trousses to hisself. – Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893 by Hall Caine
  5. It's a dirty shame of them to put a fellow in that type, and leave his initial out, too! – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  6. Nothing dirty, I'm hopin'. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  7. She is mighty good to me,- comes ebery week an' clars up an' scoles me for gittin' so dirty. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  8. I only hope our faces are not dirty." – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  9. You've helped me square the game with a dirty dog named Blenham! – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  10. You keep your lying, dirty mouth shut or I'll... – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  11. " I was just on my way to see you, Smith," said Baxter, as he let fall the reins and held out his great dirty hand, " but I'm too heavy to get out, and if I once sat down on the ground, I reckon it would take more than the whole of Tappahannock to pull me up again." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  12. " I do not like it," she said; " it's dirty; at least, it's not new." – Mopsa the Fairy by Jean Ingelow
  13. It wasn't so much that things were dirty, it was more that nothing was clean. – The Circuit Riders by R. C. FitzPatrick
  14. Hold my clothes, one of you; I don't want them dirty." – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  15. He placed his dirty foot on me. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  16. But to those four tired men, the little fire, the dirty barn, the thought of food and sleep, seemed heaven. – Servants of the Guns by Jeffery E. Jeffery
  17. If they didn't use it against us, they'd use it for any sort of emergency dirty trick. – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  18. He was not dirty. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
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