Like a portrait of an angel in the clouds, he always acted above it all when he was a down and dirty stealth bomber.
He told Justice that he knew of a “dirty pharmacist back east that owed me a favor,” who could get his hands on that much GHB.
Most women, even the hip ones, know the dirty old uncle thing is too reminiscent of dirty old uncles to ever actually be cool.
It's an open but dirty secret in liberal circles that their disdain for the Tea Party movement is tinged with jealousy.
She talks to Glenn Kenny about dirty films, sexual existentialism—and turning 21.
Soon they reached the dirty, plastic front of the Elite Cafe.
If there's not some dirty business in this, I'll eat me hat.
Let's both of us have dirty faces all the time so nobody won't want us.
Didn't Shandy always have a gob of it in his cheek—the dirty pig?
She had seen that jail—a dark and dirty place full of vermin.
c.1500, from dirt + -y (2). Earlier dritty (late 14c.). Meaning "smutty, morally unclean" is from 1590s. Of colors, from 1690s. Dirty linen "personal or familial secrets" is first recorded 1860s. Dirty work in the figurative sense is from 1764; dirty trick is from 1670s. The dirty look someone gives you is from 1928; dirty old man "superannuated lecher" is from 1932. Related: dirtiness.
1590s, from dirty (adj.). Related: Dirtied; dirtying.