A person who is committed to a given (usually extreme) lifestyle to the point of abandoning employment and other societal norms in order to pursue said lifestyle. Dirtbags can be distinguished from hippies by the fact that dirtbags have a specific reason for their living communaly and generally non-hygenically; dirtbags are seeking to spend all of their moments pursuing their lifestyle
The best examles of dirtbags and dirtbagging are the communities of climbers that can be found in any of the major climbing areas of North America--Squamish, BC; Yosemite, CA; Joshua Tree, CA; etc.
by Shay (dirtbag wannabe) August 18, 2007
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n: Piss-poor, unemployed rock climber who lives off scrounged food and sleeps, obviously, in the dirt. The pinnacle of climbing committment and idol of employed climbers.

v: to 'dirtbag it': the act of living as a dirtbag
n: Climber A: "That ass hole said he climbed 200 days last year - is he full of shit?"
Climber B: "Nah man, he's a dirt bag, fo sho."
A: "Fuck."
B: "Yeah dude, some day..."

v: Climber A: "Sorry to hear you got laid off. You bummed?"

Climber B: "Nah, I'm just gonna dirtbag it in The Valley {Yosemite} all summer and regroup next fall."
by Daybagger May 7, 2009
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An individual who is not capable of respectfully participating in any common aspect of society including/but not limited to: hygiene, intelligence, fitness, appearance, style, speech, sexual relations, means of transportation, housing, and familial obligations. They get their clothes from school lost and founds and go to costco to eat the free samples for dinner. In the eyes of society this person is about as useful as a bag of dirt, they can be used to fill up holes in the ground and thats about it. Nobody wants a dirtbag in their house because they will soil all the carpet and then try to eat the shit out of the catbox.
Dude, get this dirtbag out of my house! He is making the air contaminated.

Dylan: Hey man, can Joey come to the party?
Cameron: No way dude, that kid is a dirtbag. He always shows up smellin' like low tide at the bay, and always tries to steal my clothes and eat my cats shit!!
by c.harris June 2, 2011
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A slang used in the United States Army to describe a soldier whose performance is lacking. Dirtbag is typically used to describe a soldier with long term performance issues, whereas similar US Army slang, such as "Ate up" and "Soup sandwich" are used in the short term. All soldiers have at one time or another been designated as "Ate up" or "Soup Sandwich," but only those with significant long term problems are labelled as being dirtbags.
"Soldier, you were once just ate up, but now you're becoming a real dirt bag. Are you proud?"
by GaliemVae... oh, fuck it December 7, 2004
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Dirtbag is a stile commonly known from the 80's. a style which included listening to metal, rock or acid music(bands include likes of Iron Maiden, Led Zepplin, George Thorogood, Pink Floyd) most dirtbags would(although commonly exist in todays society)be caught with a cigarette or some sort of drug that is illegal by todays standerds. Clothes of dirtbags are usually an 80's or 70's band shirt(commonly Iron Maiden, or Metallica ride the lightning and master of puppets shirt)ripped and/or bleached tight blue jeans and for guys long hair(usually about shoulder length)hats would/ are usually worn and are usually black or represent a band and are often faded by choice.
dirtbags are often missunderstood and are thought to only exist to cause havoc. But thats only half of what we do. Dirtbags are genually nice people and do not cause problems unless we are really bored or you start something.

The dirtbag style can be seen in todays modern metal and rock and its followers.
Those who are true to it have stuck to its roots and are heavy into the 80's style.
I'm a true dirtbag.

Dirtbags will never die.

I'm a 80's dirtbag, braught up in a 90's and 2000 world
by SHAD-OH! July 15, 2006
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a white trash, wife beating, beer guzzling bastard. Often associated with cut-off shorts and mullets and incest
you can take a dirtbag out of the country but you can't take the country out of a dirtbag!
by Audra April 10, 2003
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Any person who exhibits poor hygiene. A slovenly, sloppy or dirty person.
Look at how greasy Bruce's hair is, he's such a dirtbag...
by heartrock9191 September 24, 2021
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