Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sediment settled at the bottom of a liquid; the lees in a container of unfiltered wine.
  • n. The worst and lowest part of something.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The sediment of liquors; lees; grounds; feculence; any foreign matter of liquors that subsides to the bottom of a vessel containing them.
  • Waste or worthless matter; dross; sweepings; refuse; hence, what is most vile and worthless: as, the dregs of society.
  • Solid impurities found in raw fats. W. L. Carpenter, Soap and Candles, p. 83

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

  • n. sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid

Etymologies

From Old Norse dregg ("sediment") (Wiktionary)

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