dreich

adjective \ ˈdrēḵ \

Definition of dreich

chiefly Scotland
: dreary

Examples of dreich in a Sentence

  1. historically regarded as a dreich corner of Britain, Scotland's very name comes from the Greek word for “dark”

Origin and Etymology of dreich

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse drjūgr lasting


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