Definition of dregs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dreɡz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dreɡz//
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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
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish drägg (plural).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dregs