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

Definition of dirtbag

: a dirty, unkempt, or contemptible person

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Synonyms for dirtbag


bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dog, fink, heel, hound, jerk, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin

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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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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, "Rose Was Right Not to Let Jack Onto Her Furniture When the Titanic Sunk," 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, "5 great social issues documentaries that help explain America in 2018," 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, "Review: ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ but Can I Interest You in a Wild Dystopian Satire?," 2 July 2018 All Comments 3 Captain Covfefe F52 Ace - Retired 36 minutes ago Typical liar GOP dirtbag. Washington Post, "Arizona lawmaker apologizes after video shows 140 mph brag," 12 July 2018 Dirtbike gear for fashion dirtbags seems to have firmly arrived. Liz Raiss, GQ, "2 Chainz, Who Never Met a Trend He Didn't Like, Revs Up Motocross Style," 22 May 2018 The park has cozy lakeside cabins on-site, while dirtbag purists can stay at the 138-acre campground. The Editors, Outside Online, "The 25 Trips You Need to Take This Year," 20 Mar. 2018 Everyone looks like a dirtbag just by virtue of being so stifled in polyester. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "Interview | Late nights, a little panic and 'boobs': The birth and development of February's 'Twisted Romance'," 26 Jan. 2018 The dirtbag former Mets and Phillies player (and terrible financier) then proceeded to spend the rest of the evening tweeting incessantly skeezy stuff at Dunham. Gabriella Paiella And Jessica Roy, The Cut, "This Week in Drama: Hillary Clinton, Lenny Dykstra, and the Poo Date," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of dirtbag

circa 1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dirtbag

chiefly US, informal : a very bad and unpleasant person

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to make a temporary encampment

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