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adjective dirty pronunciation in British English /ˈdɜː(r)ti/ 
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  1. 1
    not clean

    I felt dirty, hungry, and cold.

    diseases spread by dirty water

    piles of dirty washing

    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/films

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

    Politics is a dirty business.

    a dirty fighter

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

    That's a dirty lie.

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