1. (US) constr. with the, sexual adventuring.
|letter 22 Mar. in Selected Letters (2014) 162: As for why I’m getting married, it’s for the same reason that everybody does — to have adventures. If there weren’t marriage, there wouldn’t be infidelity, and who could live without the dirty?|
2. a term of contempt aimed at a female, the inference is of a missing n., e.g. dirty whore, dirty slut, etc.
|Panopticon (2013) 136: You’re just a wee fucking dirty from a fucking kids’ home, hen, ay?|
SE in slang uses
(US) to defecate.
|Garden of Sand (1981) 54: You do your dirty and be quick bout it!|
to cheat, to betray, to inform against, to treat harshly.
|Lady Ju 59: Someone’s bin and ‘alf-inched me powder. Someone’s done the dirty on me.|
|Poison Gas Feb. 1:1 12: We have excellent grounds for believing that Esau did the dirty on his brother Jacob with a similar concoction.|
|Good Companions 250: And now, because they’ve gone and done the dirty on us, the show’s finished.|
|Right Ho, Jeeves 59: That didn’t alter the fact that Jeeves had attempted to do the dirty on me.|
|Horse’s Mouth (1948) 18: God has done the dirty on me.|
|Sel. Letters (1981) 843: Hope this Larry Solon character won’t do you the dirty too.letter 23 Dec. in Baker|
|White with Wire Wheels (1973) 224: He wouldn’t do the dirty on us.|
|Start in Life (1979) 335: I’ve always been in love with you, you know that, and still am, even though you’ve gone and done the dirty on me by getting married to Alfie.|
|Out After Dark 11: She gave a sworn statement to the police, so she could hardly go back on it and do the dirty on me.|
|Happy Like Murderers 234: Next thing you knew he’d done the dirty on you.|
|Big Ask 73: My little brother Rodney did the dirty on her, shot through with a new cookie.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 83: Has he ever done the dirt on you?|
|Locked Ward (2013) 138: It was all an Establishment plot by the pigs to hassle him and do the dirty on all heads and hippies by constantly harshing their mellow.|
(orig. US teen/campus) to have sexual intercourse; Current Slang (1970) suggests ‘applies only to girls’.
|How to Talk Dirty 54: Anybody who does that dirty thing deserves to get the clap.|
|Traveller’s Tool 8: She’s done the dirty deed the night before.|
|Alice in La-La Land (1999) 188: Twelvetrees’ daughter had walked in on her old man doing the dirty with the make-believe schoolgirl hooker.|
|Sleep with the Fishes 125: She knew he did dirty with other legs.|
|PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 241: ‘She didn’t do the dirt, did she?’.|
|Bride of Unicorn [ebook] I may have kissed you, but I didn’t let you do the dirty deed. I would never do that, not with you, not with anyone.|
1. (US) to commit a crime; to murder.
|[||Derby Day 51: I know he’s a blarneying Irishman; but s’help me, I didn’t think he’d do the thing what’s dirty [i.e. drug a horse]].|
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 336: You forcing me to do dirty like you. I don’t like to it that way, to do dirty.|
|Sweet La-La Land (1999) 55: There was this killer — did the dirty out in your town, by the way — come from Dog Trot.|
2. to vomit.
|White Trash 117: Twenty five pounds and the first time she wore them a patient did the dirty on her. Papa splattering the leather with a collection of carrots and peas.|
(S.Afr. prison) to make a false charge.
|Cold Stone Jug (1981) II 57: They would tell me [...] about how they tried to save the family honour or about how the johns rung a dirty on them with fabricated evidence.|