\ ˈdrek How to pronounce dreck (audio) \
variants: or less commonly drek

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Examples of dreck in a Sentence

The movie was pure dreck. he poured the dreck she called soup down the drain
Recent Examples on the Web Liddell isn’t the first player to open his DMs on Twitter or Instagram and read the dreck which people can send behind the safety of a keyboard. Stephen Means, cleveland, "E.J. Liddell receives threatening messages through social media following Ohio State basketball’s NCAA Tournament loss," 20 Mar. 2021 The crucial difference is that where his father’s clammy culture-war grifting is mostly in service of his abiding and only area of interest—Donald Trump and What People Say About Him on TV—Trump Jr. may actually believe some of this dreck. David Roth, The New Republic, "How Don Jr. Became the Future of Trumpism," 27 Oct. 2020 Sheeran’s infernal hit-making knack produces American Idol dreck indistinguishable from Adam Levine’s for The Voice. Armond White, National Review, "Yesterday Is Cynical, Fake Nostalgia," 28 June 2019 So naturally when the geyser erupted in September, unleashing its usual blast of searing-hot water and air, a nasty wave of dreck followed. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Heavily Littered Yellowstone Geyser Spews Tons of Trash Into Air During Eruption," 5 Oct. 2018 One of the newest weapons is the dreck left at the bottom of a wine press. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "Six Technologies That Could Shake the Food World," 2 Oct. 2018 But that’s only one of many reasons that this B-movie dreck should have stayed underwater. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Jean-Claude Van Damme/Dolph Lundgren action-thriller 'Black Water' stuck in retrograde," 28 June 2018 This greatly increases the odds of finding good bottles, because conscientious merchants have weeded out much of the dreck. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Everyday Wines: The Most Important Bottles You Will Drink," 22 Mar. 2018 And yet what CNN’s audience is treated to is propagandized dreck. Sarah Jones, New Republic, "How Trump Is Creating a Propaganda State," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dreck

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dreck

Yiddish drek & German Dreck, from Middle High German drec; akin to Old English threax rubbish

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26 Mar 2021

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“Dreck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreck. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dreck

US, informal : something that is of very bad quality : trash or rubbish

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