Topic: DRINK

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: dregg

dregs

noun
     
dregs
1 [plural]DFD a small amount of a drink, sometimes with bits in, left at the bottom of a cup, glass, or bottle
2

the dregs of society/humanity

not polite an offensive expression used to describe the people that you consider are the least important or useful in society

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