I UK [ˈdɜː(r)tɪ] / US [ˈdɜrtɪ] adjective
Word forms "dirty":
adjective dirty comparative dirtier superlative dirtiest
1) not clean

I felt dirty, hungry, and cold.

diseases spread by dirty water

piles of dirty washing

dirty fingernails

2) [usually before noun] dirty language or pictures deal with sex in a way that offends some people

dirty jokes/films

3) [usually before noun] using dishonest or unfair methods

Politics is a dirty business.

a dirty fighter

4) [only before noun] informal used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is

That's a dirty lie.

air/wash your dirty linen/laundry in public — to discuss private subjects or problems in public

Washing football's dirty linen in public does nothing for the game.

II UK [ˈdɜː(r)tɪ] / US [ˈdɜrtɪ] adverb
Word forms "dirty":
comparative dirtier superlative dirtiest British spoken

She lives in that dirty great big building over there.

III UK [ˈdɜː(r)tɪ] / US [ˈdɜrtɪ] verb [transitive]
Word forms "dirty":
present tense I/you/we/they dirty he/she/it dirties present participle dirtying past tense dirtied past participle dirtied
to make something not clean, especially by putting marks on it

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