- 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
Related Words for dregresidue, lees, dirt, slag, waste, settlings, outcast, riffraff, rabble, loser, scum, trash, draff
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Something will occur to dreg my expected draught of happiness with sorrow.Eventide
Surely he didn't tell you to dreg the stones on to the trep?Two Knapsacks
I will drink the cup which thou hast mingled, and not a dreg of any of its ingredients shall be left for my people.Sermons of Christmas Evans
I will drink the cup which Thou hast mingled, and not a dreg of any of its ingredients shall be left for my people.Christmas Evans
That friend, the spirit of thy themeExtracting for your ease, Will leave to me the dreg, in thoughtsToo common; such as these.The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
- a small quantitynot a dreg of pity See also dregs
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