dreggy

[ dreg-ee ]
/ ˈdrɛg i /

adjective, dreg·gi·er, dreg·gi·est.

abounding in or like dregs; filthy; muddy.

Nearby words

  1. dredger,
  2. dredging,
  3. dredging machine,
  4. dree,
  5. dreg,
  6. dregs,
  7. dreibund,
  8. dreich,
  9. dreidel,
  10. dreigh

Origin of dreggy

1400–50; late Middle English. See dreg, -y1

Related formsdreg·gi·ness, noun

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Examples from the Web for dreggy

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

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

    The Welsh Pony|Olive Tilford Dargan
  • He sipped the dreggy coffee as if it were the mulled wine of a New Year's night.



British Dictionary definitions for dreggy

dreggy

/ (ˈdrɛɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

like or full of dregs
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