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Difference between Dirt money and Dirty money

dirt moneymoney paid to workman handling dirty materials or working in dirty conditions:

  • Wharfies get dirt money for working on filthy, dusty merchant ships.

dirty money

1. = dirt money:

  • When any class of work involves special unpleasantness, “black money” or “dirty money” is sometimes stipulated for.

2. money earned by dishonorable or corrupt means:

  • They want you to “launder” this dirty money so that you are the one who will be tracked down by the authorities.