dirty joke

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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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Meanwhile, Robin, best known for presenting BBC Radio Four show The Infinite Monkey Cage with physicist Brian Cox, was putting his foot down wonderfuly as far as apathy was concerned, while also treating us to a couple of classic extracts from his celebrated Dirty Book Club.
1978 Joanie's flagging acting career swung back to success after this raunchy moment in The Bitch - a mucky movie based on her sis Jackie's dirty book.
He will take early retirement and potter off to the golf course to enjoy the swill-gotten gains of my dirty book.
Either he has turned into a dirty old man or he has realised that a dirty book is rarely dusty.
At the same time, there's an innocence to House of Holes, which is (if such a thing is possible) a dirty book without prurience, intended less to titillate than to amuse.
And today as the world revisits the storm Rushdie's little, dirty book and Iran's fatwa unleashed back then, a lot of chest thumping and hand wringing is going on in the West.
The cleanest dirty book in America deserves a forum.
The self-appointed 'ladette' leader revelled in the cheap tackiness of TV show Something For The Weekend like a 13-year-old with a dirty book, although even those who bothered to switch it on regarded it as utterly vulgar.
Film beauty Cameron Diaz also owns a stake in the 104-bed former old folks' retirement home on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles between a nude showgirl bar and dirty book shop.
w sex Either he has turned into a dirty old man or he has realised that a dirty book is rarely dusty.
Once the dirty book and video store opens, Irish American actor Baldwin, who is a born again Christian, plans to photograph customers' license plates and put their names in the local newspaper to shame them from ever returning.
Lindsay Ashford, publishing manager at Honno, added, 'We do not want it perceived as a so-called dirty book because it is not.
The group reads a dirty book, The Sexual History Of Catherine M.