AskDefine | Define dirt

Dictionary Definition

dirt adj : (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel [syn: ungraded]


1 the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock [syn: soil]
2 the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge]
3 obscene terms for feces [syn: crap, shit, shite, poop, turd]
4 disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people [syn: scandal, malicious gossip]

User Contributed Dictionary



Probably from drit ‘excrement’ ( > Norwegian dritt, Icelandic dritr).


  • (UK) /dɜːt/, /d3:t/
  • (US) /dɝt/, /d3`t/


  1. Soil or earth.
  2. A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance.
  3. Previously unknown negative facts (or invented "facts") about a person, gossip.
    The reporter uncovered the dirt on the businessman by going undercover.

Derived terms


soil or earth
  • Arabic: ,
  • Finnish: maa, multa, tomu
  • Hebrew: עפר ('afar)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: خۆڵ, خاک
  • Spanish: tierra
stain or spot (on clothes etc)
  • Arabic:
  • Czech: špína
  • Finnish: lika, tahra
  • Hebrew: לכלוך (likhlukh)
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: چڵک
  • Russian: грязь
  • Spanish: mugre , suciedad
previously unknown negative information
Translations to be checked

Extensive Definition

Dirt primarily refers to:
  • Soil, that is found on the ground. This sense is principally North American.
  • Waste material, an unwanted or undesired mixture of dust, soil, and other solids, such as on floors or carpets
Dirt may also refer to:

See also

dirt in German: Dirt
dirt in French: Dirt
dirt in Dutch: Dirt
dirt in Polish: Dirt
dirt in Portuguese: Dirt (desambiguação)
dirt in Simple English: Dirt
dirt in Swedish: Dirt

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Rabelaisianism, X-rated movie, acres, alluvion, alluvium, arable land, bawdiness, bawdry, blue movie, character assassination, clay, clod, corruption, crust, dirtiness, dirty movie, dope, dross, dry land, dust, earth, erotic art, erotic literature, erotographomania, excrement, fescenninity, filth, filthiness, foulness, freehold, garbage, glebe, gossip, gossip column, grassland, grime, ground, iconolagny, indecency, inside information, juicy morsel, junk, land, landholdings, leavings, lewdness, lithosphere, loam, low-down, malicious gossip, marginal land, marl, mire, mold, muck, mud, nastiness, obscenity, offal, offensiveness, ooze, ordure, orts, pornographic art, pornographic literature, pornographomania, pornography, real estate, real property, refuse, region, regolith, ribaldry, rubbish, rumor, salaciousness, salacity, scandal, scandalmongering, scrap, scurrility, scuttlebutt, sexploitation, sharp practice, skin flick, slander, slime, slop, sludge, smut, smuttiness, sod, soft-core pornography, soil, soot, stag film, subaerial deposit, subsoil, sweepings, talk, terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, the country, tidbit, topsoil, trash, vileness, waste, whispering campaign, woodland
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