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Definition of the noun dregs

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noun

  1. sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid
    • examples: For many people, drug dealers and corporate attorneys are the dregs of society. | How many thousands who have drained the voluptuous bowl of pleasure to the dregs have been reclaimed by suffering!
    • usage: plural / plural form
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of dregs: settlings
    • more generic words: deposit / sediment = matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    • more specific word: grounds = dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue

Alternative definition of the noun dregs

noun

  1. (collectively) The sediment settled at the bottom of a liquid; the lees in a container of unfiltered wine.
  2. [figuratively, the dregs] The worst and lowest part of something.

Film

"Dregs" a.k.a. "Bas-Fonds": On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a complex game of love and domination. Magalie, the ringleader, subjugates through her male power, and bestial charisma. Simple Marie-Steph, her younger sister, remains in the background, and Barbara, unaware of her own prettiness, has joined the pack because she loves Magalie. One day, at Magalie’s instigation, and almost out of boredom, they hold up a bakery and kill the baker with a buckshot gun. Life gradually resumes, but nothing is the same.

Music

"Dregs" is a musical album of Dixie Dregs.

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Google previewCrabb's English Synonymes (1917)

by George Crabb

Dregs is a Scandinavian word; it is the plural form of a word which in Middle English means mire.

Google previewRoutledge Revivals: Crabb's English Synonyms (1916) (2017)

Arranged Alphabetically with Complete Cross References Throughout by George Crabb

Dregs is a Scandinavian word; it is the plural form of a word which in Middle English means mire.

Google previewStrange Fire: A Novel (2002)

by Melvin Jules Bukiet

Clear and simple, Dregs is a bar. On one side, scratched mahogany stretches toward the rear, where a jukebox plays everything from hard rock to show tunes, mostlyAmerican. About a dozen stools line the bar and a nipple—high shelf ...

Google previewPulping Chemistry and Technology (2009)

by Monica Ek

Salt/ion Na K Na2CO3 Na2S NaOH Na2SO4 Na2S2O3 NaCl The green liquor dregs is a mixture of organic and inorganic compounds. This mixture is the most important exit stream (,,kidney“) for a number of ,,non process elements“ (NPE), ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

draf, dregs, husks, hogswash, refuse food for hogs. Draffe, or drosse, or matter stamped, pilumen. — Pr. Pm. G. trabern, brewers' grains ; Russ. drobina, dregs, lees ; Du. drabbig, Prov. E. dreary, dry, thick, ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

DREGS, n.s. Goth. dregg; Teut. trusDREG'Gish, adj. X cen; Lat. forces; Gr. rpoš, DReg'GY, adj.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

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Google previewCassell's dictionary of cookery (1883)

by Cassell, ltd

Never throw away the dregs of any kind of wine, but have what is called a cooking bottle : the dregs of sherry when mixed together will settle down, and do for flavouring gravies, such as salmi sauce or mock-turtle soup. The dregs ...

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Last year was a lifetime, a whole career in one season. We went from being the dregs to winners. (Damon Hill)
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Scrabble value of D2R1E1G2S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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