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Dictionary definition for: Dirty

1. (v) make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don''t soil your clothes when you play outside!"

2. (a) 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 dir

3. (a) (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"

4. (s) vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick" "a filthy traitor"

5. (a) 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"

6. (s) contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds" "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen

7. (s) (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white" "the muddied gray of the sea" "muddy colors" "dirty-green walls" "dirty-blonde hair"

8. (s) (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy"

9. (s) obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money" "ill-gotten gains"

10. (s) expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks"

11. (s) violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter" "used foul means to gain power" "a nasty unsporting serve" "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior"

12. (s) unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers" "a sordid political campaign"

13. (s) unpleasantly stormy; "there''s dirty weather in the offing"

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