dreg


dreg

noun \ˈdreg\

Definition of DREG

1
:  sediment contained in a liquid or precipitated from it :  lees —usually used in plural
2
:  the most undesirable part —usually used in plural <the dregs of society>
3
:  the last remaining part :  vestige —usually used in plural <the last dregs of fuel>
dreg·gy \ˈdre-gē\ adjective

Origin of DREG

Middle English, from Old Norse dregg; perhaps akin to Latin fraces dregs of oil
First Known Use: 14th century

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