Dirt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɜːrt|  American pronunciation of the word dirt
Brit.  |dɜːt|  British pronunciation of the word dirt


- the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock (syn: soil)
- the state of being covered with unclean things (syn: filth, grease, grime, soil, stain)
- obscene terms for feces (syn: crap, poop, shit, turd)
- disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people (syn: scandal)


- (of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel

Extra examples

Pack dirt loosely around the base of the plant.

You've got some dirt on your face.

Their shoes were covered with dirt.

No amount of cleaning will get rid of all this dirt.

You should have seen the dirt on that car!

His face and hands were black with dirt.

Michael threw his handful of dirt onto the coffin.

The children had been sitting in the dirt.

The newspapers had been digging up dirt on the President.

Good morning, darling, what's the dirt today? (E. Waugh)

Any little bit of dirt will mark that fabric.

We traveled over rough dirt roads.

He swept the dirt off the driveway.

As the car sped down the dirt road, it left a cloud of dust behind.

The little boy scratched lines in the dirt with a stick.

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