Drossy
Drossy Dross"y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. `` Drossy gold.'' --Dryden. ``Drossy rhymes.'' --Donne. -- {Dross"i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • drossy — adjective see dross …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drossy — drossiness, n. /draw see, dros ee/, adj., drossier, drossiest. 1. containing dross. 2. resembling dross; worthless. [1400 50; late ME; see DROSS, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • drossy — adjective worthless Thus has he, and many more of the same breed that I …   Wiktionary

  • drossy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking all worth and value: good for nothing, inutile, no good, nothing, valueless, worthless. Informal: no account. See VALUE …   English dictionary for students

  • drossy — adj British unpleasant, inferior, disappointing. Formed from the noun, this term has been in use among students since around 2000 …   Contemporary slang

  • drossy — adj. containing dross, containing waste matter; lacking in value, worthless …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drossy — sē, si adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: Middle English, from dros, drosse + y : of, relating to, or resembling dross : full of dross : worthless a wise man … can gather gold out of the drossiest volume John Milton …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drossier — Drossy Dross y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. Drossy gold. Dryden. Drossy rhymes. Donne. {Dross i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drossiest — Drossy Dross y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. Drossy gold. Dryden. Drossy rhymes. Donne. {Dross i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drossiness — Drossy Dross y, a. [Compar. {Drossier}; superl. {Drossiest}.] Of, pertaining to, resembling, dross; full of dross; impure; worthless. Drossy gold. Dryden. Drossy rhymes. Donne. {Dross i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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