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drossy

[ draw-see, dros-ee ]
/ ˈdrɔ si, ˈdrɒs i /
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adjective, dross·i·er, dross·i·est.
containing dross.
resembling dross; worthless.
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Origin of drossy

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at dross, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM drossy

dross·i·ness, nounun·dross·y, adjective
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How to use drossy in a sentence

  • One thing I go by is this; it makes other pictures I once admired seem drossy, earth-born things.

  • Less sins the poor rich man that starves himself In heaping up a mass of drossy pelf, Than such as you.

    Hero and Leander|Christopher Marlowe
  • He did possess what, though it may seem almost profane to call it imagination, is really a cheap and drossy lower kind thereof.

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