Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers
"filth, trash," 1922, from Yiddish drek (German dreck), from Middle High German drec, from Proto-Germanic *threkka (cf. Old English þreax "rubbish," Old Frisian threkk), perhaps connected to Greek skatos "dung," Latin stercus "excrement," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
: no point in my keeping every drek album/ an opponent of the ticky-tacky world of drecktech architecturenoun
[1920s+; fr Yiddish, ''feces'']