chiefly Scotland
: dreary

Example Sentences

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dreich was in 1813

Dictionary Entries Near dreich

Cite this Entry

“Dreich.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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