Definitions starting with D

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/dóti, dóyti/ [Atlantic; DJE " Twi dçtè soil, earth, clay mud; infl. by Engl. dirt, dirty"; it is unclear if last refers also to the Twi; cf. Igbo dòti "dirt, filth...colloquial, from English dirty" IED] n.

1. soil; dirt: Wipe the dirty off your face (Nassau). (Black)

2. [cf. colloq. US do them dirt, Brit., DAS do the dirty on them; also Brit. dial. North dirty contemptible EDD] a base deed: Do them a dirty. . .hurt them (White). cf. THINK DIRTY

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Last update: 2012-01-17 10:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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