down and dirty

adjective or adverb

Definition of down and dirty

  1. 1 :  unvarnished <the down and dirty truth>

  2. 2 :  made or done hastily :  not revised or polished <a down and dirty solution>

  3. 3 :  marked by or given to fierce often unscrupulous competition <down and dirty campaigning>

  4. 4 :  bawdy <down and dirty sexuality>

  5. 5 :  seedy <a down and dirty neighborhood>

  6. 6 :  relating to or involved with what is crudely basic and practical <down and dirty details>

1959

First Known Use of down and dirty

1959



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