dirty ADJECTIVE (dirtier, dirtiest) 1) covered or marked with dirt; not clean. 2) lewd; obscene. 3) dishonest; dishonourable. 4) (of weather) rough and unpleasant.
ADVERB Brit. informal used for emphasis: a dirty great slab of stone.
VERB (dirties, dirtied) make dirty.
do the dirty on — Cf. ↑do the dirty on
get one's hands dirty (or dirty one's hands) — Cf. ↑get one's hands dirty
play dirty — Cf. ↑play dirty
DERIVATIVES dirtily adverb dirtiness noun.

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