noun \ˈdreg\

Definition of dreg

  1. 1 :  sediment contained in a liquid or precipitated (see 1precipitate 3a) from it :  lees —usually used in plural coffee dregs at the bottom of the cup

  2. 2 :  the most undesirable part —usually used in plural the dregs of society

  3. 3 :  the last remaining part :  vestige —usually used in plural the last dregs of fuel


play \ˈdre-gē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of dreg

Middle English, from Old Norse dregg; perhaps akin to Latin fraces dregs of oil

First Known Use: 14th century

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