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dreggy

[dreg-ee]
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adjective, dreg·gi·er, dreg·gi·est.
  1. abounding in or like dregs; filthy; muddy.
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Origin of dreggy

1400–50; late Middle English. See dreg, -y1
Related formsdreg·gi·ness, noun
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Related Words for dreggy

dusty, murky, muddy, disheveled, crummy, unkempt, grimy, messy, nasty, sloppy, filthy, greasy, polluted, contaminated, spotted, foul, black, defiled, bedraggled, sullied

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Historical Examples of dreggy

  • It is black and dreggy, but with a little sugar it is not bad.

    Gorillas & Chimpanzees

    R. L. Garner

  • He sipped the dreggy coffee as if it were the mulled wine of a New Year's night.

  • But I cannot believe that the mountain stock ever received this dreggy mixture from the Shires.

    The Welsh Pony

    Olive Tilford Dargan

  • To Jess, accustomed to the mild but beautiful savor of a country town, the dreggy Bohemia was sugar and spice.


British Dictionary definitions for dreggy

dreggy

adjective -gier or -giest
  1. like or full of dregs
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