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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
dirty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not clean)sporco, sozzo, sudicio agg
 The boy's pants were dirty because he was playing on the ground.
 I pantaloni del bambino erano sporchi perché stava giocando per terra.
dirty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (obscene)sporco, volgare agg
 He liked to tell dirty jokes.
 Gli piaceva raccontare barzellette sporche.
dirty advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (unsportsmanlike)  (figurato, colloquiale)sporco avv
 Did you see what he did? He plays dirty.
 Hai visto cosa ha fatto? Gioca sporco.
 
Additional Translations
dirty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (colour: not clear)sporco agg
   (dirty white)grigiastro, grigetto agg
 It wasn't white, but more of a dirty white.
 Non era bianco, più che altro di un bianco sporco.
 Non era bianco, più un grigiastro.
dirty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unpleasant)sporco, pesante agg
 The new employees have to do the dirty work.
 I nuovi impiegati devono fare il lavoro sporco.
dirty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (mean, insulting)arrabbiato, irritato agg
 She gave her son a dirty look and he stopped misbehaving.
 Ha lanciato a suo figlio un'occhiata irritata e lui ha smesso di comportarsi male.
dirty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unsportsmanlike)sporco agg
 That was a dirty foul!
 È stato un fallo sporco!
dirty viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become dirty)sporcarsi v rif
 The water dirtied when he stepped in it.
 L'acqua si è sporcata quando ci è entrato.
dirty [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make [sth] dirty)sporcare, insozzare, insudiciare vtr
 He dirtied the water by stepping in it.
 Ha sporcato l'acqua entrandoci.
dirty vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (baby: poop)sporcarsi v rif
  sporcare vtr
 Has the baby dirtied his pants again?
 Il bambino si è sporcato di nuovo le mutandine?
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
dirty blond
dirty blonde
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (woman's hair colour: dark blond)biondo scuro nm
dirty blond nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, UK (man's hair colour: dark blond)biondo scuro nm
dirty blond
UK: dirty blonde
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (woman: dark-blond hair)donna bionda scura nf
dirty blond nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, UK (man: dark-blond hair)uomo biondo scuro nm
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adjective before a noun
dirty blond
dirty-blond
UK: dirty blonde
dirty-blonde
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US (woman or her hair: dark blond)biondo scuro agg
dirty blond
dirty-blond
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US, UK (man, his hair: dark blond)biondo scuro agg
dirty blonde nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, UK (woman's hair colour: dark blonde)biondo scuro nm
dirty blonde nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, UK (woman with dark-blonde hair)persona bionda scura nf
dirty hands nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." figurative (guilt)  (figurato)mani sporche nfpl
dirty hands nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (hands which are not clean)mani sporche nfpl
dirty joke nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vulgar piece of humour)barzelletta sporca nf
 He was accused of sexual harassment because he kept telling dirty jokes at work.
 È stato accusato di molestie sessuali perché raccontava sempre barzellette sporche sul lavoro.
dirty laundry nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (linen and clothes to be washed)biancheria da lavare nf
 Place your dirty laundry into the washing machine.
 Metti in lavatrice la tua biancheria da lavare.
dirty laundry nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (unsavoury private business)  (figurato)panni sporchi nmpl
 It's impolite to air one's dirty laundry in public.
 I panni sporchi si lavano in casa.
dirty look nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (face: resentful expression)occhiataccia nf
 He gave her a dirty look when she testified against him.
 Le diede un'occhiataccia quando testimoniò contro di lui.
dirty money nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (money obtained by immoral means)  (figurato)denaro sporco nm
   (figurato, informale)soldi sporchi nmpl
 The gangsters used various dummy businesses to launder their dirty money.
 I gangster si servivano di attività di copertura per riciclare il denaro sporco.
dirty movie nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (pornographic film)film porno nm
 The boys hid the dirty movie under the mattress so their mom wouldn't find it.
dirty old man nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, pejorative (elderly, lecherous man)  (spregiativo)vecchio sporcaccione, vecchio maiale, vecchio porco nm
 If you keep looking at her like that she'll think you're a dirty old man.
 Se continuerai a fissarla così penserà che sei un vecchio sporcaccione.
dirty politics politica sporca
dirty story storia sporca
dirty talk parlare sporco
dirty trick nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (act: unfair, dishonest)brutto scherzo, brutto tiro nm
  tiro mancino nm
 He's a con artist, so watch out for his dirty tricks.
 È un truffatore, stai in guardia dai suoi brutti scherzi.
dirty water nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (water which is unclean)acqua sporca nf
 The students refused to drink the dirty water from the school water fountain.
 Non immergerti nel laghetto, non vedi che l'acqua è sporca?.
dirty word nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, figurative ([sth] unmentionable)  (figurato: sconveniente)parolaccia nf
 For me "work" is a dirty word.
 Per me "lavoro" è una parolaccia.
dirty work nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (unpleasant task)lavoro sporco nm
 He was sick and tired of doing all her dirty work for her.
 Era stufo di dover fare tutto il lavoro sporco per lei.
dirty work nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (immoral or illegal action)lavoro sporco nm
  affare sporco nm
 The mob boss hired goons to handle his dirty work.
 Il gangster ha ingaggiato dei picchiatori per fare il lavoro sporco.
dirty-blonde
dirty blonde
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US, UK (woman, her hair: dark-blonde)biondo sporco agg invar
Nota: hyphen omitted when term is an adj after a noun
 Her hair used to be bright blonde, but now it's more dirty blonde.
 Una volta i suoi capelli erano biondo brillante, ma oggi sono più biondo sporco.
do the dirty work v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, slang (perform a disagreeable task)fare il lavoro sporco vtr
 She no longer had servants to do the dirty work for her.
 Lei non aveva più i servitori a farle i lavori sporchi.
get dirty viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become soiled)sporcarsi v rif
 Don't wear white shoes in the rain or they will get dirty.
 Non metterti le scarpe bianche quando piove o si sporcheranno.
get dirty v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (perform sexual acts)  (figurato, colloquiale)fare le porcherie, fare le porcate, fare gli sporcaccioni vtr
 After the kids go to bed we can open a bottle of wine and get dirty!
 Appena i bambini vanno a letto, ci apriamo una bottiglia di vino e facciamo un po' di porcherie!
give [sb] a dirty look v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (look resentfully at [sb])dare un'occhiataccia a qlcn vtr
play dirty v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (use unfair or dishonest tactics)giocare sporco vi
 If he continues to play dirty, they will disqualify him from the match.
 Se continua a giocare sporco, lo squalificheranno dall'incontro.
quick and dirty
quick-and-dirty
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal, figurative (rapidly or roughly improvised)sbrigativo, spicciolo agg
Nota: hyphens omitted when term is an adj after a noun
talk dirty v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (use lewd sexual language)dire porcherie, dire sconcezze, dire sconcerie
 I like it when you talk dirty to me.
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