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Origin of dreggy

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

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

  • 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.

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  • 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


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