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chaff, deadwood, debris, dross, dust, effluvium (also effluvia), garbage, junk, litter, offal, offscouring, raffle, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, spilth, trash, truck, waste
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1922, in the meaning defined above
Yiddish drek & German Dreck, from Middle High German drec; akin to Old English threax rubbish
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: something that is of very bad quality : trash or rubbish
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full of whispering sounds
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