dreck

[drek]
noun Slang.
1.
excrement; dung.
2.
worthless trash; junk.
Also, drek.


Origin:
1920–25; < Yiddish drek; cognate with German Dreck filth; compare Old English threax, Old Norse threkkr excrement

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dreck (drɛk)
 
n
slang chiefly (US) rubbish; trash
 
[from Yiddish drek filth, dregs]
 
'drecky
 
adj

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dreck
"filth, trash," 1922, from Yiddish drek (Ger. dreck), from M.H.G. drec, from P.Gmc. þrekka (cf. O.E. þreax "rubbish," O.Fris. threkk), probably connected to Gk. skatos "dung," L. stercus "excrement."
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Example sentences
Upon being presented with such dreck, the teacher has a range of responses from
  which to choose.
More literate, but equally boring because it's the same old dreck.
But by jeepers there is a lot of unforgivable dreck on the nation's reading
  lists.
However, despite your obvious good sense this post is mostly dreck,
  unfortunately for the same reasons.
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