dreg

[ dreg ]
/ drɛg /
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noun

dregs, the sediment of liquids; lees; grounds.
Usually dregs. the least valuable part of anything: the dregs of society.
a small remnant; any small quantity.

Origin of dreg

1250–1300; Middle English < Old Norse dreg yeast (plural dreggjar dregs); cognate with Old Swedish dräg dregs
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dreg

/ (drɛɡ) /

noun

a small quantitynot a dreg of pity See also dregs

Word Origin for dreg

see dregs
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