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British Dictionary definitions for dreich

dreich

dreigh

adjective
  1. Scot dialect dreary
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Word Origin

Middle English dreig, drih enduring, from Old English drēog (unattested); see dree
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Examples from the Web for dreich

Historical Examples

  • Can you no' give the young ladies wiselike Scotch songs instead o' that dreich Concone?'

    Bud

    Neil Munro

  • And whit dae ye th'ink I wad be buyin' them for if it wasna to keep me frae gantin' in the kirk when the sermon's dreich?

    Erchie

    (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro