dirty tricks

plural noun
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of dirty tricks

: underhanded stratagems for obtaining secret information about or sabotaging an enemy or for discrediting an opponent (as in politics)

dirty trickster

noun

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First Known Use of dirty tricks

1963

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DIRTY TRICKS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dirty tricks for English Language Learners

  • : secret and dishonest activities that are done to ruin someone's or something's chance of success


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