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dreggy

[ dreg-ee ]
/ ˈdrɛg i /
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adjective, dreg·gi·er, dreg·gi·est.

abounding in or like dregs; filthy; muddy.

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Origin of dreggy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dreggy

dreg·gi·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for dreggy

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

  • 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.

  • 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
/ (ˈdrɛɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

like or full of dregs
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