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[dreg-ee] /ˈdrɛg i/
adjective, dreggier, dreggiest.
abounding in or like dregs; filthy; muddy.
Origin of dreggy
1400-50; late Middle English. See dreg, -y1
Related forms
dregginess, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for dreggy
Historical Examples
  • It is black and dreggy, but with a little sugar it is not bad.

    Gorillas & Chimpanzees R. L. Garner
  • He sipped the dreggy coffee as if it were the mulled wine of a New Year's night.

  • But I cannot believe that the mountain stock ever received this dreggy mixture from the Shires.

    The Welsh Pony Olive Tilford Dargan
  • To Jess, accustomed to the mild but beautiful savor of a country town, the dreggy Bohemia was sugar and spice.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for dreggy


adjective -gier, -giest
like or full of dregs
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