- refuse or waste; sewage.
- silt; sediment.
Origin of sullage
First recorded in 1545–55; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of sullage
They ask leave to bore ten feet lower, to prevent the possibility of what they call "a choking with sullage."The Letters of Charles Dickens
- filth or waste, esp sewage
- sediment deposited by running water
Word Origin for sullage
C16: perhaps from French souiller to sully; compare Old English sol mud
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