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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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I was 11 years old, and thought that it was the most wonderful thing I had ever seen; there was nudity, constant swearing, dirty jokes, violence and Nick Nolte.
Of course, along with the human uplift, a Cho audience gets a bunch of dirty jokes too, don't they?
He wouldn't tell a dirty joke or even swear in front of a woman."
And no topic is taboo either, she would be just at home talking to a road sweeper or a scientist, cry with you if you were sad and laugh like a drain at a dirty joke.
From the opening scene where two nerdy high school friends carry on a sexually explicit conversation (that clearly has more to do with their fantasies than their actual experiences), this is one long dirty joke. In fact, at nearly two hours, it's a very long dirty joke.
Police were called in by comedian Jim Davidson when EastEnders actor Steve McFad-den allegedly threatened him over a dirty joke the comic made about his girlfriend.
Gays especially were progressive in politics, skeptical about America's past, demonstrative against the war in Vietnam; we were a group eager to travel, to read, to learn, to throw off our childhood conditioning that had stigmatized pleasure and made love between men a dirty joke or shameful secret.
If the president sincerely believed any bad news from the inspector general wouldn't stay a private dirty joke for very long, he would feel more pressure to respond to it.
POLICE were called in by comedian Jim Davidson when EastEnders actor Steve McFadden allegedly threatened him over a dirty joke the comic made about his girlfriend.
Now he's switched to arts venues, and can do material to audiences who respond 'Good, Mark, that's an issue on my list I'd like to see addressed', he throws in the odd dirty joke for surprise-value.
While Brookside's Claire Sweeney caused Anthea Turner to blush after making her the victim of a dirty joke.
"I'm not rude in front of people that I don't know, but I tell I dirty joke now and then - I'm not squeaky clean," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
He says, "Aged four, I told a dirty joke to my family - my father laughed, clipped me round the ear and sent me to bed.
'My boss would start telling a dirty joke but he wouldn't finish it until I had left the room.'
We got on fine, but I didn't like it when he sent me these dirty joke attachments, so one day I emailed him asking him not to send me those kinds of jokes.