Definition of dirt
- treated me like dirt
- a mound of dirt
- a dirt road
- living in dirt
- spreading dirt about his ex-wife
- trying to dig up dirt on her political rivals
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.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: loose earth or soil
: a substance (such as mud or dust) that makes things unclean
: a person or thing that has no value
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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