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  1. A garbage collector (WWII armed forces)
  2. A despicable person; filthy lout; crud, scumbag: Those people in the store must have thought I was some kind of dirt bag/ Why don't you throw this dirtbag in jail, deputy?/ He ended up being chased down the hall by a dirtball with a knife (1970s+)
  3. A dirty, smelly patient brought into the emergency room off the street (1990s+ Medical)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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