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Dirt (soil).

English

Etymology

Probably from Old Norse drit ‘excrement’ ( > Norwegian dritt, Icelandic dritr).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dirt

Plural
-

dirt (-)
  1. Soil or earth.
  2. A stain or spot (on clothes etc); any foreign substance that worsens appearance.
  3. Previously unknown negative facts (or invented "facts") about a person, gossip.
    The reporter uncovered the dirt on the businessman by going undercover.

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