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dreich

dreigh

/ (driːx) /
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adjective
Scot dialect dreary
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Word Origin for dreich

Middle English dreig, drih enduring, from Old English drēog (unattested); see dree
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How to use dreich in a sentence

  • Can you no' give the young ladies wiselike Scotch songs instead o' that dreich Concone?'

    Bud|Neil Munro
  • And whit dae ye th'ink I wad be buyin' them for if it wasna to keep me frae gantin' in the kirk when the sermon's dreich?

    Erchie|(AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • The time hung sae dreich on his hand, he thocht the world was standin still.

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