dirt·​bag | \ ˈdərt-ˌbag How to pronounce dirtbag (audio) \

Definition of dirtbag

: a dirty, unkempt, or contemptible person

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Examples of dirtbag in a Sentence

forgetting my birthday was the final straw—I had to dump the dirtbag
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First Known Use of dirtbag

circa 1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dirtbag was circa 1967

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15 Aug 2022

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“Dirtbag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirtbag. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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