drossy

[ draw-see, dros-ee ]
/ ˈdrɔ si, ˈdrɒs i /

adjective, dross·i·er, dross·i·est.

containing dross.
resembling dross; worthless.

Nearby words

  1. droshky,
  2. drosky,
  3. drosometer,
  4. drosophila,
  5. dross,
  6. droste-hülshoff,
  7. drought,
  8. droughty,
  9. drouk,
  10. droukit

Origin of drossy

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

Related formsdross·i·ness, nounun·dross·y, adjective

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Examples from the Web for drossy

  • 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.