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English definition of “dirt”

dirt

noun [U] (GOSSIP)    /dɜːt/ US  /dɝːt/ informal
unpleasant or bad details about someone's private life that are repeated or published to influence people's opinion of them in a negative way: Journalists are always digging for (= trying to discover) dirt.Gossip and rumour
(Definition of dirt noun (GOSSIP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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