Synonyms for dirt


Grammar : Noun
Spell : durt
Phonetic Transcription : dɜrt

Top 10 synonyms for dirt Other synonyms for the word dirt

Définition of dirt

Origin :
  • 15c. metathesis of Middle English drit, drytt "mud, dirt, dung" (c.1300), from Old Norse drit, cognate with Old English dritan "to void excrement," from Proto-Germanic *dritanan (cf. Dutch drijten, Old High German trizan).
  • Used abusively of persons from c.1300. Meaning "gossip" first attested 1926 (in Hemingway); dirt bike is 1960s. Dirt-cheap is from 1821. Dirt road attested by 1852.
  • noun grime, impurity
  • noun obscenity; immorality
  • noun soil
  • noun gossip
Example sentences :
  • They were putting on outer clothes from the store-room to protect them from the dirt and damp.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Dick, vaguely conscious of damp and dirt, went up to his bedroom.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • But ye kin ride, b'y; so dirt don't count; clean ridin's the thing.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • We worked in gangs of six, digging and passing up the dirt into the night-tubs.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • In some places there are high mounds of dirt outside the city wall.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae » by Jennie Hall
  • "I'm taking comfort," he muttered, with his mouth in the dirt.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • An' then there was pomegranates an' cherubim, an' as for silver an' gold, they were as common as dirt.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • "Dirt don't stick to you, Mr. Oldfield," once said a seeking widow.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • There is not a grain of dirt upon my hands or my face or my body.
  • Extract from : « The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood » by Howard Pyle
  • On every story there was the same destitution, dirt, and promiscuity.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for dirt

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