Green’s Dictionary of Slang

dirty n.

1. (US) constr. with the, sexual adventuring.

N. Mailer 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.

[UK]J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) 136: You’re just a wee fucking dirty from a fucking kids’ home, hen, ay?

SE in slang uses

In phrases

do someone the dirty (v.) (also do the dirt on someone, do the dirty on someone)

to cheat, to betray, to inform against, to treat harshly.

[UK]C. Aver Lady Ju 59: Someone’s bin and ‘alf-inched me powder. Someone’s done the dirty on me.
[UK]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.
[UK]J.B. Priestley Good Companions 250: And now, because they’ve gone and done the dirty on us, the show’s finished.
[UK]Wodehouse Right Ho, Jeeves 59: That didn’t alter the fact that Jeeves had attempted to do the dirty on me.
[UK]J. Cary Horse’s Mouth (1948) 18: God has done the dirty on me.
[US]E. Hemingway letter 23 Dec. in Baker Sel. Letters (1981) 843: Hope this Larry Solon character won’t do you the dirty too.
[Aus]J. Hibberd White with Wire Wheels (1973) 224: He wouldn’t do the dirty on us.
[UK]A. Sillitoe 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.
[Ire]H. Leonard 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.
[UK]G. Burn Happy Like Murderers 234: Next thing you knew he’d done the dirty on you.
[Aus]S. Maloney Big Ask 73: My little brother Rodney did the dirty on her, shot through with a new cookie.
[Ire]P. Howard Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 83: Has he ever done the dirt on you?
[UK]D. O’Donnell 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.
do the dirties (v.) (also do the dirt, do (the) dirty, do the dirty deed, do the dirty thing) [note synon. Shakespearian do the deed of darkness]

(orig. US teen/campus) to have sexual intercourse; Current Slang (1970) suggests ‘applies only to girls’.

[US]L. Bruce How to Talk Dirty 54: Anybody who does that dirty thing deserves to get the clap.
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 8: She’s done the dirty deed the night before.
[US]R. Campbell 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.
[US]B. Wiprud Sleep with the Fishes 125: She knew he did dirty with other legs.
[Ire]P. Howard PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids 241: ‘She didn’t do the dirt, did she?’.
[UK]K. Michaels 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.
do (the) dirty (v.)

1. (US) to commit a crime; to murder.

[[UK]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]].
[US](con. 1948) G. Mandel Flee the Angry Strangers 336: You forcing me to do dirty like you. I don’t like to it that way, to do dirty.
[US]R. Campbell 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.

[UK]J. King 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.
ring a dirty (v.)

(S.Afr. prison) to make a false charge.

[SA]H.C. Bosman 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.