Dirt

Definition of Dirt

Pronunciation: dẽrt
n.1.Any foul of filthy substance, as excrement, mud, dust, etc.; whatever, adhering to anything, renders it foul or unclean; earth; as, a wagonload of dirt.
Whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
- Is. lvii. 20.
2.Meanness; sordidness.
Honors . . . thrown away upon dirt and infamy.
- Melmoth.
3.In placer mining, earth, gravel, etc., before washing.
Dirt bed
(Geom.) a layer of clayey earth forming a stratum in a geological formation. Dirt beds are common among the coal measures.
Dirt eating
a - The use of certain kinds of clay for food, existing among some tribes of Indians; geophagism.
b - (Med.) Same as Chthonophagia.
- Humboldt.
Dirt pie
clay or mud molded by children in imitation of pastry.
To eat dirt
to submit in a meanly humble manner to insults; to eat humble pie.
- Otway (1684).
v. t.1.To make foul of filthy; to dirty.

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