To save this word, you'll need to log in. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dirty. Send us feedback. See More First Known Use of dirty Adjective 14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a Adverb circa , in the meaning defined above Verb , in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1 History and Etymology for dirty Adjective see dirt Adverb see dirt Verb see dirt Keep scrolling for more Learn More about dirty Share dirty Post the Definition of dirty to Facebook Share the Definition of dirty on Twitter Time Traveler for dirty. See more words from the same century From the Editors at Merriam-Webster. Accessed 15 Aug. Keep scrolling for more More Definitions for dirty dirty. Entry 1 of 3 : not clean : indecent and offensive : relating to sex in an indecent or offensive way dirty.
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When did the word "dirty" begin to mean promiscuous? Was Christina Aguilera to blame? I was so relieved, until I thought about my dirty pantyhose hanging on the shower at home. If only Sulzberger had managed to keep a zipped upper lip while leaving the dirty work to anonymous underlings. Not one Argentine Jesuit lost his life during the dirty war, and he managed to save dozens of people. As Americans, we still have a right to air both our dirty laundry and our R-Rated films. You must remember, Sir Thomas, that I am only a dirty little servant. She doesn't know my Fauchery: a dirty gent he is, too, palling up with women like that so as to get on in the world. I fear it will be long ere you see your good gold in the stead of your dirty paper, even though I gave you an order on the tolls.
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See also drite. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Warren's Profession , page Many persons are more comfortable when they are dirty than when they are clean; but that does not recommend dirt as a national policy. Despite a walk in the rain, my shoes weren't too dirty. Don't put that in your mouth, dear. It's dirty. At the reception, Uncle Nick got drunk and told dirty jokes to the bridesmaids. He might have scored, but it was a dirty trick that won him the penalty.