For other uses of "Dirt", see Dirt (disambiguation).

Dirt is an unclean matter, especially when in contact with a person's clothes, skin, or possessions. In such cases, they are said to become dirty.

Dirt-covered sidewalk in Brooklyn, NYC being swept during a community clean-up


  • London turns dirt into gold. Rome turned gold into dirt.
    • William Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man (1872), Chapter IV, "Intellect", pp. 383-4. From the Thinker's Library edition (1943)

See also

  •   Encyclopedic article on Dirt on Wikipedia
  •   The dictionary definition of dirt on Wiktionary
  •   The dictionary definition of dirty on Wiktionary
  •   Media related to Dirt on Wikimedia Commons