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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

  2. 3
    [usually before noun] using dishonest or unfair methods

    Politics is a dirty business.

    a dirty fighter

  3. 5
    American informal containing or having illegal drugs

    One of the competitors had a dirty urine sample.



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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