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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English filthy, filthi, equivalent to filth +‎ -y.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪlθi/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

filthy (comparative filthier, superlative filthiest)

  1. Covered with filth; very dirty.
  2. Obscene or offensive.
    • 1987, Michael Grumley, Final Diary:
      Filthy smirking Pat Robertson has come in second in the Iowa Republican caucuses.
  3. Very unpleasant or disagreeable.

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filthy (third-person singular simple present filthies, present participle filthying, simple past and past participle filthied)

  1. (transitive) To make very dirty; to cover in filth.
    • 2007, Tom Bissell, Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia:
      In the years following World War Two, Americans cut down vast forests, built thousands of factories, assembled millions of atmospherically toxic automobiles, and filthied the water throughout North America.
    • 2009, Jeffery Deaver, Hell's Kitchen
      He shouldered his way inside, filthying his T-shirt on the charred wood.