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(Scot, dialect) dreary
Word Origin
Middle English dreig, drih enduring, from Old English drēog (unattested); see dree
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  • 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

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