- Dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles.
- Before we start cooking we need to clean up the filth in this kitchen.
- Smut; that which sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.
- He spends all his time watching filth on pornographic websites.
- a. 1694, John Tillotson, The Excellency of the Christian Religion
- purifying our souls from the dross and filth of sensual delights
- (derogatory, uncountable) A vile or disgusting person.
- 1963, Charles Webb, The Graduate:
- I think you're scum, I think you're filth. And as far as Elaine's concerned you're to get her out of your filthy mind right now.
- 2011, Jeremy Robert Hall, Summer Days:
- They were filth, utter filth. I mean, and this tops it. She even bought the video of her sister dying, or at least the sex act that killed her.
- (US, agriculture, dated) Weeds growing on pasture land.
- Grampa remembers when he had to cut filth with a scythe.
the filth (uncountable)
- (UK, derogatory, slang) The police.
- We were in the middle of stashing the money when the filth arrived.