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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɜːti/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɝti/, [ˈdɝɾi]
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)ti
- Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime.
- Synonyms: filthy, soiled, sordid, unclean, unwashed; see also Thesaurus:unclean
- Antonyms: clean; see also Thesaurus:clean
- 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.
- Synonyms: indecent, lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious
- At the reception, Uncle Nick got drunk and told dirty jokes to the bridesmaids.
- 2023 May 13, Kitty Drake, “This is how we do it: ‘A tired, throwaway midweek shag doesn’t interest me’”, in The Guardian, →ISSN:
- We have quite a playful and fun relationship in general, but it’s still surprising how dirty our sex can be in the things we say or do or pretend. We often laugh about it afterwards.
- Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.
- Synonyms: cheating, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike
- Antonym: sportsmanlike
- He might have scored, but it was a dirty trick that won him the penalty.
- 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.
- Corrupt, illegal, or improper.
- Out of tune.
- You need to tune that guitar: the G string sounds dirty.
- Of color, discolored by impurities.
- (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.
- 2008, Stephen R. G. Fraser, Real World ASP.NET: Building a Content Management System, page 105:
- Notice that an asterisk has been added to the filename in the edit window tabs. This is a simple reminder that the file is “dirty” and needs saving.
- (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.
- dirty weather
- 1867, Matthew Arnold, On the Study of Celtic Literature:
- Storms of wind, clouds of dust, an angry, dirty sea.
- (slang) Of an alcoholic beverage, especially a cocktail or mixed drink: served with the juice of olives.
- Antonym: neat
- dirty martini
- Of food, indulgent in an unhealthy way.
- The waiter served dirty burgers to the customers.
- 2003, Tom Christiansen, Nathan Torkington, Perl Cookbook, page xix:
- You can call it quick-and-dirty if you like, but there are billions of dollars out there riding on the supposition that fast food is not necessarily dirty food.
- 2019, Oliver Berry, Fionn Davenport, Lonely Planet England:
- Piled high and oozing all the trimmings, the dirty burgers here are decidedly good – spice things up with jalapeños, brie or a seriously sticky BBQ sauce.
- 2020, Mellissa Sevigny, Squeaky Clean Keto: Next Level Keto to Hack Your Health, Victory Belt Publishing, →ISBN, page 13:
- Dirty keto refers to an approach that follows the typical keto macro ratios, but the components include “dirty” foods like fast food, packaged convenience foods, processed meats, artificially sweetened diet sodas and sports drinks, and unhealthy […]
- Spreading harmful radiation over a wide area.
- a dirty explosion
- (aviation) Having the undercarriage or flaps in the down position.
- Antonym: clean
- air one's dirty laundry in public
- air one's dirty linen in public
- dirty blond
- dirty blonde
- dirty bomb
- dirty bulk
- dirty bulking
- dirty business
- dirty coal
- dirty code
- dirty dairying
- dirty dance
- dirty dancing
- dirty down
- dirty feed
- dirty float
- dirty girl
- dirty grease
- Dirty Harry
- dirty ice cream
- dirty joke
- dirty kitchen
- dirty laundry
- dirty linen
- dirty look
- dirty magazine
- dirty martini
- dirty money
- dirty mouth
- dirty old man
- dirty pillow
- dirty pool
- dirty power
- dirty protest
- dirty realism
- dirty rice
- dirty Sanchez
- Dirty Shirley
- dirty snowball
- dirty talk
- Dirty Thirties
- dirty thunderstorm
- dirty trick
- Dirty War
- dirty washing
- dirty weather
- dirty weekend
- dirty word
- dirty work
- dirty wound
- do someone dirty
- do the dirty on
- down and dirty
- filthy dirty
- get one's dirty
- get one's hands dirty
- get the dirty water off one's chest
- off like a dirty shirt
- quick and dirty
- wash one's dirty laundry in public
- wash one's dirty linen in public
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
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in a dirty manner
- (transitive) To make (something) dirty.
- (transitive) To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor.
- Synonym: sully
- (transitive) To debase by distorting the real nature of (something).
- (intransitive) To become soiled.
- 1960 March, “Talking of Trains: S.R. signalling innovation”, in Trains Illustrated, page 135:
- The markers for the slow line signals have been arranged at cab level, but for the inner fast lines they have had to be kept low in the "six-foot", with the result that they tend to be badly dirtied by passing traffic.
- dirty down
to make dirty
to stain or tarnish with dishonor
to debase by distorting the real nature of
to become soiled