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dreich

dreigh

/ (driːx) /
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adjective

Scot dialect dreary

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Word Origin for dreich

Middle English dreig, drih enduring, from Old English drēog (unattested); see dree
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Example sentences from the Web for dreich

  • 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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