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  1. refuse or waste; sewage.
  2. silt; sediment.
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Origin of sullage

First recorded in 1545–55; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples

  • 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

    Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for sullage


  1. filth or waste, esp sewage
  2. sediment deposited by running water
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Word Origin

C16: perhaps from French souiller to sully; compare Old English sol mud
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