Dreg meaning

drĕg
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The sediment in a liquid, such as wine or coffee.
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The basest or least desirable portion.

The dregs of humanity.

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A small amount; a residue.
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By extension, the lowest and most worthless part of something.
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Origin of dreg

  • Middle English dreg from Old Norse dregg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse dregg (“sediment") (whence also Icelandic dregg). Cognate with Albanian ndrag (“to make dirty, to foul"), dra (“sediments of dairy products or liquids").

    From Wiktionary