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adjective dirty pronunciation in American English /ˈdɜrti/
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  1. 1
    not clean
    I felt dirty, hungry, and cold.
    diseases spread by dirty water
    piles of dirty laundry
    dirty fingernails
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  2. 2
    [usually before noun] dirty language or pictures deal with sex in a way that offends some people
    dirty jokes/movies
  3. 3
    [usually before noun] using dishonest or unfair methods
    Politics is a dirty business.
    a dirty fighter
  4. 4
    [only before noun] informal used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is
    That’s a dirty lie.
  5. 5
    American informal containing or having illegal drugs
    One of the competitors had a dirty urine sample.



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