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dreg

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noun \ˈdreg\

Definition of dreg

  1. 1 :  sediment contained in a liquid or precipitated from it :  lees —usually used in plural

  2. 2 :  the most undesirable part —usually used in plural <the dregs of society>

  3. 3 :  the last remaining part :  vestige —usually used in plural <the last dregs of fuel>

dreg·gy play \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

Rhymes with dreg


DREGS Defined for Kids

dregs

noun plural \ˈdregz\

Definition of dregs

  1. 1 :  solids that sink to the bottom of a liquid <dregs of coffee>

  2. 2 :  the worst or most useless part <the dregs of society>




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