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filthy

adjective; derivation
Used to describe something that is phenomenally cool or amazing.
 
This word comes from consumers of hip hop and pop culture. Though not certain, the word may have become used for in this context as metonymy of the phrase filthy rich. Since rich people tended to have cool things, this coolness became associated in time and space with filth. Lyricists may chose to use this word in particular to rhyme with the numerous slang adjectives term that use the –y affix modifier. Example: That dance move is filthy!
Etymology : Filthy is an alternate meaning of the word filthy. It is also derivation of the word root filth and the adjective affix –y.
Source : My friends at a party (11/14/15)
Last modified: 6 December 2015


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