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dirty joke

A joke, story, or anecdote characterized by lewd, smutty, or otherwise indecent subject matter. My grandmother was the sweetest old lady imaginable, but she had this curious fondness for telling dirty jokes.
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dirty joke

A smutty story, as in Teenagers love to tell dirty jokes. The use of dirty in the sense of "obscene" or "indecent" dates from the late 1500s, but its application to a joke began only in the 20th century. The same sense also appears in such expressions as dirty book, for a pornographic book; dirty old man, for a middle-aged or elderly lecher; and dirty word or talk dirty, for a lewd, offensive expression or sexually explicit conversation.
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dirty joke

1. n. an obscene joke. No dirty jokes around here. We get enough of that on television.
2. n. a very ugly or very stupid person. Look at that face. That’s a dirty joke.
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He also suffers bouts of depression, treated in part by audiences with a mid-ranking mullah who tells dirty jokes, the defector says.
Dirty jokes were, and are, a common coin of male socializing.
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Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes," was recently released on both DVD and CD and features 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever.
College students will drink, despair, play loose with hygiene, make dirty jokes.
They don't let you tell dirty jokes They laugh at you if you buy some smokes They say you must not stand by the bar That you don't drink and drive the car They look like cafes, whatever happened to the laughs If you go to the pub nowadays.
WRITER and comic Lynn Ferguson is helping her pal Leslie Ash back to health - by texting her dirty jokes.
The emphasis is definitely on sin and if you're easily offended - in fact, even if you're not easily offended - be warned there's bad language, (62 'f' words in one scene alone, according to Jim who had a count up to save us critics from bothering) there's simulated sex acts, full-frontal nudity, dirty jokes, rude songs and sexy scantily clad girlsa I can hear you rushing out for your tickets now.
He claims that dirty jokes at weddings betray sexual anxiety and that "The Pope is a fool" is a blasphemous statement.
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Chapaev, a Civil War Red commander of Stalinist fame who, with his adjutant Petka and machine-gunner Anka, reemerged under Brezhnev as the stock menage of countless dirty jokes.
Or, should it be extended to include dirty jokes and centerfold pinups?