see also: DIRT
Pronunciation Noun

dirt (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly, US) Soil or earth.
  2. A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance, filth
  3. Previously unknown facts, or the invented "facts", about a person; gossip; kompromat
    The reporter uncovered the dirt on the businessman by going undercover.
  4. (figurative) Meanness; sordidness.
    • honours […] thrown away upon dirt and infamy
  5. (mining) In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
  6. freckles
    • 1983 Pat Phoenix Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt ↗ page 158
      I'm one of Charlie's Angels too, but I'm the one with the dirty face.
    • 2005 Kevin O'Hara, "Last of the Donkey Pilgrims: A Man's Journey Through Ireland ↗" page 244
      a dirty-faced redhead poked a soiled kerchief beneath my nose, and charmlessly wheedled, "Spare coppers, mister, Spare coppers!" This runny-nosed waif, a "knacker" in the Dublin vernacular, was of the traveling breed who had of late given up their painted wagons for the grimy ghettos of the city. The child -God Bless the Mark- had freckles that splotched her face as though God had applied them too hurriedly with a blunt brush.
    • 2016 Lindsay Bowman, [https://web.archive.org/web/20171108080546/https://www.theodysseyonline.com/girls-dirt-faces To The Girls With Dirt On Their Faces]
      Whatever you love about your freckles, they make you unique and beautiful. Don't always feel that you need to clean that dirt off your face with that foundation powder or contour layers. You're naturally beautiful as you are!
Translations Translations Translations Verb

dirt (dirts, present participle dirting; past and past participle dirted)

  1. (transitive, rare) To make foul or filthy; soil; befoul; dirty


dirt (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland) Acronym of Deposit Interest Retention Tax

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