Simple Definition of dross
: unwanted material that is removed from a mineral (such as gold) to make it better
: something of low value or quality
Examples of dross
There is quite a lot of dross on TV these days.
His editor has a talent for turning literary dross into gold.
Origin of dross
Middle English dros, from Old English drōs dregs
First Known Use: before 12th century
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