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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Definitions for dreck

  1. worthless trash; junk.
  2. excrement; dung.

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Citations for dreck
Though composed rapidly, it's a better elegy than Milton's to Edward King or Shelley's on the death of John Keats, which is pure dreck—revolting, sentimental dreck. Joseph Heller, God Knows, 1997
But in the end it's all dreck, or if not dreck then some form of bathetic aspiration: for our lives to course as smoothly, shifted but never stopped, draining into some glorious & storied sea. Jonathan Miles, Dear American Airlines, 2009
Origin of dreck
1920-1925
Dreck entered English in the 1920s from the Yiddish word drek, which comes from the German word Dreck meaning "filth."