variants or less commonly drek

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 Bonham Carter sinks her teeth into this larger-than-life personality, portraying a lioness in the winter of her career who understands that even if the show is dreck, being its star has become inextricably entwined with her identity. Brian Lowry, CNN, 16 Mar. 2024 By absorbing the lessons of human trailblazers, tools like AI drummers, AI mixers, and AI mastering services do make possible a depressing future filled with the recycled dreck of the past. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, 6 Feb. 2024 Diamonds among the dreck Who knows what AI will do to and for music in the future. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, 6 Feb. 2024 Every era now heralded as golden was once pilloried as corny dreck. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 23 Dec. 2023 Fielding a strong defense after five seasons of dreck on that side of the ball could not elevate the team after the departure of quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023 The locker room has had a lot of time to get to know Richardson, and after the pressure, disgust and dreck of the 2022 season, a fresh perspective is perfect for this Colts team. The Indianapolis Star, 31 Aug. 2023 Sure, there’s a lot of dreck out there, but there’s also some really great writing, insightful and entertaining stuff that is easy to lose in the shuffle. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 22 June 2023 The other uncles are dreck. Alex Baia, The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2022

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dreck was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Dreck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreck. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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