Dirty Dirt"y, a. [Compar. {Dirtier}; superl. {Dirtiest}.] 1. Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Sullied; clouded; -- applied to color. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. Sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow. [1913 Webster]

The creature's at his dirty work again. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. Sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather. [1913 Webster]

Storms of wind, clouds of dust, an angry, dirty sea. --M. Arnold.

Syn: Nasty; filthy; foul. See {Nasty}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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