Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “filth”


noun [U]     /fɪlθ/
DIRT thick and unpleasant dirt : His clothes were covered in filth and mud .Dirt and untidiness
OFFENSIVE offensive language or pictures , usually relating to sex : Many parents are shocked by the amount of filth on television .Sexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abductionRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
(Definition of filth noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “filth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More