- Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime.
- Despite a walk in the rain, my shoes weren't too dirty.
- That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.
- Don't put that in your mouth, dear. It's dirty.
- Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually.
- At the reception, Uncle Nick got drunk and told dirty jokes to the bridesmaids.
- Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.
- 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 27:
- The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. […] Partly, this is a result of how online advertising has traditionally worked: advertisers pay for clicks, and a click is a click, however it's obtained.
- He might have scored, but it was a dirty trick that won him the penalty.
- Corrupt, illegal, or improper.
- I won't accept your dirty money!
- Out of tune.
- You need to tune that guitar: the G string sounds dirty.
- Of color, discolored by impurities.
- The old flag was a dirty white.
- (computing) Containing data needing to be written back to memory or disk.
- Occasionally it reads the sector into a dirty buffer, which means it needs to sync the dirty buffer first.
- (slang) 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.
- (informal) Used as an intensifier, especially in conjunction with "great".
- He lives in a dirty great mansion.
- Sleety; gusty; stormy.
- M. Arnold
- Storms of wind, clouds of dust, an angry, dirty sea.
- Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
- Rain type 17 was a dirty blatter battering against his windscreen so hard that it didn't make much odds whether he had his wipers on or off.
- dirty weather
- M. Arnold
- (covered with or containing dirt): filthy, soiled, sordid, unclean, unwashed; see also Thesaurus:unclean
- (violating accepted standards or rules): cheating, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
- (obtained illegally or by improper means): ill-gotten
- (considered morally corrupt): base, dishonest, dishonorable, filthy, despicable, lousy, mean, sordid, unethical, vile
- (considered obscene or indecent): indecent, lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious
- (of color, discolored by impurities): dingy, dullish, muddied, muddy
- (covered with or containing dirt): clean
- (violating accepted standards or rules): sportsmanlike
- (of color: discolored by impurities): bright, pure
Terms derived from dirty
- dirty bomb
- dirty code
- dirty dance
- dirty dancing
- dirty girl
- dirty grease
- Dirty Harry
- dirty joke
- dirty laundry
- dirty look
- dirty magazine
- dirty mouth
- dirty old man
- dirty rice
- dirty Sanchez
- dirty talk
- dirty washing
- dirty weather
covered with or containing dirt
that makes one dirty
morally unclean, obscene or indecent
dishonourable, violating standards or rules
of color: discolored by impurities
computing: containing data which need to be written back to a larger memory
slang: carrying illegal drugs
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Translations to be checked
- In a dirty manner.
- to play dirty
in a dirty manner
- (transitive) To make (something) dirty.
- (transitive) To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor.
- (transitive) To debase by distorting the real nature of (something).
- (intransitive) To become soiled.
to make dirty
to stain or tarnish with dishonor
to debase by distorting the real nature of
to become soiled