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Definitions of dregs

  1. Impurities in liquor that fall to the bottom, the grounds: dross: the vilest part of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. Lees; refuse; vilest part. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. Sediment; lees; refuse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The matter that settles at the bottom of a liquor; the sediment of liquors; lees; refuse matter; distillers refuse used for cattle-feeding; the most vile and despicable part. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Dregginess. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Dreggish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The sediment of liquor; grounds; waste or worthless matter; refuse; the lowest class, viewed as worthless. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for dregs

  1. But there will be hordes of others- the dregs of the war and all the bad characters of the frontier. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. Suddenly she could no more: memories unspeakable rose like disturbed dregs to the surface of her consciousness. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
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