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Definition of dregs noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the last drops of a liquid, mixed with little pieces of solid material that are left in the bottom of a container coffee dregs
  2. 2the worst and most useless parts of something the dregs of society
  3. 3(literary) the last parts of something the last dregs of daylight
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dregs