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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Filth
  1. Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness.
  2. Anything that sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution."To purify the soul from the dross and filth of sensual delights." [Tillotson.]

Etymology: OE. filthe fulðe, AS. fȳlð, fr. fūl foul; akin to OHG. fūlida. See Foul, and cf. File

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  1. An offensive or indecent word or phrase
  2. A state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
  3. The state of being covered with unclean things
  4. Any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant

From Middle English filth, from Old English fȳlþ (“foulness, filth”), from Proto-Germanic *fūliþō (“foulness, filth”), from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz (“foul, corrupt, dirty, vile”), from Proto-Indo-European *pū- (“rottenness, pus”), equivalent to foul +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch vuilte (“filth”). More at foul.

  1. Dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles.
    Before we start cooking we need to clean up the in this kitchen.
  2. Smut; that which sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.
    He spends all his time watching on pornographic websites.
  3. (Britain, pejorative, slang, with definite article) The police.
    We was in the middle of stashing the money when arrived.
  4. (US, agriculture, dated) Weeds growing on pasture land.
    Grampa remembers when he had to cut with a scythe.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Filth

Dani Filth is an extreme metal musician. He was most prominent from 1989 to present. Dani was given the name Daniel Lloyd Davey on July 25th, 1973. Dani is also known as Dani Filth and Lord Filth.


Fun Facts about the name Filth

  • How unique is the name Filth? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Filth was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Filth: Your name in reverse order is Htlif. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Flhit. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Filth born Dec 15, 1929

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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