- offensive or disgusting dirt or refuse; foul matter: the filth dumped into our rivers.
- foul condition: to live in filth.
- moral impurity, corruption, or obscenity.
- vulgar or obscene language or thought.
- foul or disgusting dirt; refuse
- extreme physical or moral uncleanliness; pollution
- vulgarity or obscenity, as in language
- the filth derogatory, slang the police
Old English fylð “uncleanness, impurity,” from Proto-Germanic *fulitho (cf. Old Saxon fulitha “foulness, filth,” Dutch vuilte, Old High German fulida), noun derivative of *fulo- “foul” (see foul (adj.)). A classic case of .