dirty pool


: underhanded or unsportsmanlike conduct

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Because, after all, no one wants to swim in a dirty pool. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 14 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dirty pool was in 1918

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“Dirty pool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirty%20pool. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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