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[draw-see, dros-ee]
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adjective, dross·i·er, dross·i·est.
  1. containing dross.
  2. resembling dross; worthless.
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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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Related Words for drossy

poor, barren, base, empty, nothing, waste, good-for-nothing, inferior, trifling, abandoned, abject, bogus, cheap, contemptible, despicable, futile, ignoble, inconsequential, ineffective, ineffectual

Examples from the Web for drossy

Historical Examples of drossy

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

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2

    George Saintsbury

  • 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