Dregs

  • 1 Dregs — may refer to: Sediment in wine, beer, Turkish coffee or other beverage. Dregs of Humanity, an episode of the It s Your Move TV series Audio Dregs, an independent music label Dixie Dregs, a jazz fusion band Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, a post… …

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  • 2 dregs — [ dregz ] noun plural 1. ) the small amount of liquid and solid pieces left in the bottom of a container: dregs of coffee/tea/wine 2. ) INFORMAL the least important or valuable part of something, especially of a group of people: the dregs of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 dregs — [dregz] pl.n. 〚ME dregges, pl. of dregge < ON dregg, barm, lees < IE * dherēgh, residue: for base see DARK〛 1. the particles of solid matter that settle at the bottom in a liquid; lees 2. the most worthless part [the dregs of society] …

    Universalium

  • 4 dregs — [dregz] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: dregg] 1.) [plural] a small amount of a drink, sometimes with bits in, left at the bottom of a cup, glass, or bottle 2.) the dregs of society/humanity not polite an offensive expression used to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 dregs — c.1300 (implied in surname Dryngedregges), from O.N. dregg sediment, from P.Gmc. *drag (Cf. O.H.G. trestir, Ger. Trester grapeskins, husks ), from PIE *dher (1) to make muddy. Replaced O.E. cognate dræst, dærst dregs, lees. Figurative use is from …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 dregs — [n1] sediment deposits, dirt, draff, lees, residue, settlings, slag, waste; concept 260 dregs [n2] bad person loser, outcast, rabble, riffraff, scum, trash; concept 412 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 dregs — ► NOUN 1) the remnants of a liquid left in a container, together with any sediment. 2) the most worthless parts: the dregs of society. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 dregs — [dregz] pl.n. [ME dregges, pl. of dregge < ON dregg, barm, lees < IE * dherēgh, residue: for base see DARK] 1. the particles of solid matter that settle at the bottom in a liquid; lees 2. the most worthless part [the dregs of society] 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 dregs — sediment, *deposit, precipitate, lees, grounds …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 dregs — [[t]dre̱gz[/t]] 1) N PLURAL: usu the N (disapproval) The dregs of a liquid are the last drops left at the bottom of a container, together with any solid bits that have sunk to the bottom. Colum drained the dregs from his cup. 2) N PLURAL: usu the …

    English dictionary

  • 11 dregs — plural noun 1) the dregs from a bottle of wine Syn: sediment, deposit, residue, accumulation, sludge, lees, grounds, remains; technical residuum 2) the dregs of humanity Syn: scum, refuse, riffraff …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 dregs — UK [dreɡz] / US noun [plural] 1) the small amount of liquid and solid pieces left in the bottom of a container dregs of coffee/tea/wine 2) informal the least important or least valuable part of something, especially of a group of people the dregs …

    English dictionary

  • 13 dregs — [dregz] noun [plural] 1) the small solid pieces that are left in the bottom of a container of liquid dregs of coffee[/ex] 2) informal the least important or valuable part of something the dregs of society[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 dregs —   Oka, ko ana, ko ala, ki o, mākū. See ahu awa. Dregs of society, ala uka. To remove dregs from medicinal herbs, paka …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 dregs — noun a) (collectively) The sediment settled at the bottom of a liquid; the lees in a container of unfiltered wine. the dregs of society b) The worst and lowest part of something …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 dregs — Synonyms and related words: alluvion, alluvium, ash, bones, canaille, cattle, chaff, children of darkness, cinder, clinker, culm, deadwood, deposit, deposition, deposits, diluvium, dishwater, draff, dregs of society, dross, dust, ember, feces,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 dregs — n. the dregs of society * * * the dregsof society …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 dregs — plural noun 1》 the remnants of a liquid left in a container, together with any sediment. 2》 the most worthless parts: the dregs of society. Derivatives dreggy adjective Origin ME: prob. of Scand. origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 dregs — noun 1 (plural) small pieces that sink to the bottom of wine, coffee etc compare lee (3) 2 the dregs of society/humanity an offensive expression used to describe the people that you consider are the least important or useful …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 dregs — /drɛgz / (say dregz) plural noun 1. sediment of wine or other drink; lees; grounds. 2. any waste or worthless residue. –phrase 3. the dregs (of society), a person or a class of people considered to be low or despicable, especially irretrievably… …

    Australian English dictionary


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