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  1. dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles
  2. smut; that which sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution

Etymology

From Middle English filth, from Old English fȳlþ (“foulness, filth”), from Proto-Germanic *fūliþō (“foulness, filth”), from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz (“foul, corrupt, dirty, vile”), from Proto-Indo-European *pū- (“rottenness, pus”), equivalent to foul +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch vuilte (“filth”). More at foul.




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