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

Definition of dreck

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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 Offensive dreck, meanwhile, gets and stays published for as long as its commercially viable. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 4 Jan. 2022 The dreck, not so much. Exhibit A is Simon Property Group (SPG), which created an empire of high-end shopping emporiums in affluent suburbs. Larry Light, Fortune, 14 Apr. 2022 The fact that basically anyone could design and sell hastily coded Atari 2600 games with no interference from or cooperation with Atari led to a game market flooded with shovelware and to clearance bins filled with unsellable dreck. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 9 Dec. 2021 Frosty, featuring a cameo from Jimmy Durante and the excessive vocal hamminess of the character actor Billy De Wolfe as the bad guy, was cynical dreck. Tom Nichols, The Atlantic, 15 Dec. 2021 There were attacks on a good friend and Bengals fan in Los Angeles, @commissioneryas, about the usual dreck women hear – not being real fans, just trying to attract guys. The Enquirer, 18 Nov. 2021 Beaver fans remember all too often from previous days of defensive dreck. oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2021 Those pieces are irresistible because there is such affection for the dreck seen from the view of someone whose tastes have become more sophisticated. Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2021 In the case of Pence, Simon & Schuster has paid $4 million for two books that will likely be the usual dreck of presidential aspirants, while the author cravenly glosses over the fact that his former boss incited a riot that nearly killed him. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 30 Apr. 2021 See More

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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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1 May 2022

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“Dreck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreck. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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