Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Worthless, distasteful, or nonsensical material.
  • noun Rubbish; trash.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun trash, junk; worthless merchandise, crap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun merchandise that is shoddy or inferior

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German, dirt, trash, and Yiddish drek, excrement, both from Middle High German drec, dung, filth, from Old High German; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Yiddish דרעק ("dirt, feces") compare German Dreck.

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.