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  • adj. Containing dregs or lees; muddy; foul.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing dregs or lees; muddy; foul; feculent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing dregs or lees; consisting of dregs; foul; muddy; feculent.


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dreg +‎ -y


  • Kid Nation is yet another dreggy example of how the TV suits are desperate for ideas to keep the reality gravey train no SAG rules/pay rates, no WGA scripts, no real actors, etclurching along.

    “Kid Nation” Hits Few Spots - Media Decoder Blog -

  • I settle myself at a table in the open-air cafeteria with a glass of dreggy Indonesian coffee, prepared to while away another hour on the scientific literature.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Meals always consisted of rice soup or boiled rice, real dreggy stuff with grit and mud in it.


  • But more than by anything concerning the men and women of this neighbourhood, one is impressed by the swarm of dreggy children playing their poor little pavement games in the shadow of these lodging-houses.

    The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men"

  • She hung up her hat, patting at her hair in the little square of mirror above the stationary washstand, looking back at herself out of eyes a bit dreggy with tiredness, but her skin so deep in its whiteness that it was almost as if its creamy quality had congealed of mere richness.


  • Traherne is conscious that the world has {332} its "dreggy parts," that it has been "muddied" by man's misuse of it, and that the havoc of sin is apparent.

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • To Jess, accustomed to the mild but beautiful savor of a country town, the dreggy Bohemia was sugar and spice.

    The Trimmed Lamp, and other Stories of the Four Million

  • All thy pasture-lands with the dreggy rush may encompass.

    The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • • For the above-mentioned strength-of-schedule purposes, frontrunners TCU and Utah would prefer that the dregs of the Mountain West not be quite so dreggy this year, but the early returns are that they might be even dreggier.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • _ a flaw in our titles was discovered, the plate we were promised at the family table is flung at our head, and we were again the scum of creation, intolerably vulgar, at once cowardly and overbearing, -- no relations of theirs, after all, but a dreggy hybrid of the basest bloods of Europe.

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell


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