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

Definition of dirtbag

: a dirty, unkempt, or contemptible person

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forgetting my birthday was the final straw—I had to dump the dirtbag
Recent Examples on the Web And while director Tiller Russell took great pains not to glorify the dirtbag — instead framing the narrative around the cops who would eventually catch him — that choice did leave a few unanswered questions. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 5 Feb. 2021 His dirtbag creed extended to his footwear, too: his trail shoes were repaired with duct tape. Simon Akam, Outside Online, 27 Nov. 2019 The thing is, Christian was about to break up with Dani just before the tragedy, with encouragement from his fellow dirtbag grad school friends Josh (William Jackson Harper), Mark (Will Poulter), and Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren). Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, 20 June 2019 Because what seems like a brutal display of unrequited love was the second-smartest decision Rose made in the whole movie, right after leaving that nude portrait in the safe as a checkmate to her dirtbag fiancé. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, 22 Nov. 2018 Stone portrays himself as a dandy and a dirtbag, a sleazeball who embodies the rage and drive for fame that sits at the heart of the worst corners of American politics. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, 24 Aug. 2018 Worry Free, founded by Steve Lift, a Silicon Valley libertarian tech-bro visionary dirtbag (played by Armie Hammer, perhaps too perfectly for his own good), offers desperate people guaranteed food and shelter in exchange for lifetime servitude. New York Times, 2 July 2018 All Comments 3 Captain Covfefe F52 Ace - Retired 36 minutes ago Typical liar GOP dirtbag. Washington Post, 12 July 2018 Dirtbike gear for fashion dirtbags seems to have firmly arrived. Liz Raiss, GQ, 22 May 2018

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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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“Dirtbag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirtbag. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dirtbag

chiefly US, informal : a very bad and unpleasant person

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