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[draw-see, dros-ee] /ˈdrɔ si, ˈdrɒs i/
adjective, drossier, drossiest.
containing dross.
resembling dross; worthless.
Origin of drossy
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see dross, -y1
Related forms
drossiness, noun
undrossy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He did possess what, though it may seem almost profane to call it imagination, is really a cheap and drossy lower kind thereof.

  • Less sins the poor rich man that starves himself In heaping up a mass of drossy pelf, Than such as you.

    Hero and Leander Christopher Marlowe

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