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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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What would you do if your dad wrote a dirty book? Ignore it?
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Aimed at 16-plus, it focuses on Jamie Morton whose dad writes a dirty book which, rather than ignore, he decides to read to the world - with the help of best mates James Cooper and Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine.
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* "The Dirty Book Club" author Lisi Harrison signs copies of her novel at 7 p.m.
Former nurse Amanda, 46, said: "My husband is hugely proud that I've followed my dreams but at the same time he is mortified that I have written a dirty book and goes red when anyone talks about it.
For example, Jong's Fear of Flying was criticized as a "dull and dirty book," and Roiphe's Up the Sandbox struck some critics as "too conventional."
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.
He will take early retirement and potter off to the golf course to enjoy the swill-gotten gains of my dirty book.
This fall marks the half-century anniversary of the first Grove Press paperback of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, the edition through which that notorious dirty book, first published in Paris in 1934, finally reached hundreds of thousands of American readers rather than handfuls.
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." DAVID L.
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 novel gives a wide panorama of the historical events of the time and of the new ideas that were blowing over the continent, although I am sure some might simply call it a dirty book.
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