Definition of "dirt" []

  • Earth or soil. (noun)
  • A filthy or soiling substance, such as mud or dust. (noun)
  • Excrement. (noun)
  • A squalid or filthy condition. (noun)
  • One that is mean, contemptible, or vile. (noun)
  • Any unclean substance, such as mud, dust, excrement, etc; filth (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Loose earth; soil (noun)
  • Packed earth, gravel, cinders, etc, used to make a racetrack (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The gravel or soil from which minerals are extracted (noun)
  • A person or thing regarded as worthless (noun)
  • Obscene or indecent speech or writing (noun)
  • Gossip; scandalous information (noun)
  • Moral corruption (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dirt" in a sentence
  • "More Sarah Palin dirt is coming out, as you can see in this Fox News video clip."
  • "INTC shares were back under $20 recently, which makes the name dirt cheap at current levels with a price to earnings ratio of just 8.8X and a forward PE of 7.8X or so."
  • "I love the idea of the marble pressed into the dirt is the bowl of sky we see elsewhere."