dreed; dreeing

transitive verb

chiefly Scotland

Word History


Middle English, from Old English drēogan; akin to Goth driugan to perform military service

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dree was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near dree

Cite this Entry

“Dree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dree. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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