Definition of filth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fɪlθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɪlθ//
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  1. 1any very dirty and unpleasant substance The floor was covered in grease and filth.
  2. 2words, magazines, etc. that are connected with sex and that are considered very rude and offensive How can you read such filth?
  3. 3the filth [uncountable] (British English, slang) an offensive word for the police
  4. Word OriginOld English fȳlth ‘rotting matter, rottenness’, also ‘corruption, obscenity’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vuilte, also to foul.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: filth