Dregs meaning

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The most worthless part.

The dregs of society.

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A small amount remaining; residue.
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(collectively) The sediment settled at the bottom of a liquid; the lees in a container of unfiltered wine.
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(figuratively, the dregs) The worst and lowest part of something.

The dregs of society.

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The particles of solid matter that settle at the bottom in a liquid; lees.
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Dregs are defined as the most worthless and most undesirable of all items, or the remnants that settle to the bottom of liquid in a container.

People who won't work, who depend on government handouts and who try to game the system are an example of the dregs of society.

Coffee grounds at the bottom of the coffee pot are an example of dregs.

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Origin of dregs

  • See dreg.

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