filth

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noun \ˈfilth\

Definition of filth

  1. 1 :  foul or putrid matter; especially :  loathsome dirt or refuse

  2. 2a :  moral corruption or defilementb :  something that tends to corrupt or defile

Examples of filth in a sentence

  1. He emerged from the cellar covered in filth.

  2. the filth of the slaughterhouse

  3. living in filth and squalor

Origin and Etymology of filth

Middle English, from Old English fȳlth, from fūl foul


First Known Use: before 12th century


FILTH Defined for English Language Learners

filth

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noun \ˈfilth\

Definition of filth for English Language Learners

  • : a large and very unpleasant amount of dirt : very dirty conditions

  • : something that is very offensive or disgusting and often is about sex


FILTH Defined for Kids

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noun \ˈfilth\

Definition of filth for Students

  1. :  disgusting dirt



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