filthy rich

filthy

[fil-thee]
adjective, filthier, filthiest.
1.
foul with, characterized by, or having the nature of filth; disgustingly or completely dirty.
2.
vile; vulgar; obscene: filthy language.
3.
contemptibly offensive, vile, or objectionable: to treat one's friends in a filthy manner.
4.
(of money) abundantly supplied (often followed by with ): They're filthy with money.
verb (used with object), filthied, filthying.
5.
to make filthy; foul.
Idioms
6.
filthy rich, outrageously wealthy; very rich.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see filth, -y1

filthily, adverb
filthiness, noun


1. See dirty.
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filthy (ˈfɪlθɪ)
 
adj , filthier, filthiest
1.  characterized by or full of filth; very dirty or obscene
2.  offensive or vicious: that was a filthy trick to play
3.  informal chiefly (Brit) extremely unpleasant: filthy weather
 
adv
4.  extremely; disgustingly: filthy rich
 
'filthily
 
adv
 
'filthiness
 
n

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filthy
late 12c., fulthe, corrupt, sinful, from filth + -y (2). Meaning physically unclean is from late 14c. Related: Filthiness.
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filthy rich definition


  1. mod.
    very wealthy. : I wouldn't mind being filthy rich.
  2. n.
    people who are very wealthy. : The filthy rich can afford that kind of thing, but I can't.
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