dreg

dreg

[dreg]
noun
1.
dregs, the sediment of liquids; lees; grounds.
2.
Usually, dregs. the least valuable part of anything: the dregs of society.
3.
a small remnant; any small quantity.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old Norse dreg yeast (plural dreggjar dregs); cognate with Old Swedish dräg dregs

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dreg (drɛɡ)
 
n
See also dregs a small quantity: not a dreg of pity
 
[see dregs]

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