Definition of dreck in English:

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dreck

Pronunciation: /drɛk/
(also drek)

noun

[mass noun] informal
Rubbish; trash: this so-called art is pure dreck
More example sentences
  • The overrated artists and the troops of pack-mentality fans were knee-deep in garbage, dreck, debris, and junk.
  • Since my son was born, I too have gotten religion and realized that my time is too important to waste watching dreck.
  • Comic book movies are pretty hit-and-miss affairs, so most of the time you go in with no idea at all of whether it will be terrific or pure dreck.

Derivatives

dreckish

adjective
Example sentences
  • Why are all the dreckish adaptations so easy to find and the quality ones so difficult?
  • But, it's got a nice entertainment value, in a sick, dreckish, reality TV kind of way.

drecky

adjective
Example sentences
  • She hasn't made anything terribly drecky yet, but she's young.
  • I even change into extra drecky clothes when ever I go, so as to be totally unappealing.
  • Well, at least the drecky first draft of the book was finished.

Origin

Early 20th century: from Yiddish drek 'filth, dregs', from a Germanic base shared by Old English threax; probably related to Greek skatos 'dung'.

Words that rhyme with dreck

beck, bedeck, check, cheque, Chiang Kai-shek, crosscheck, Czech, deck, exec, fleck, heck, hitech, keck, lek, neck, peck, Québec, rec, reck, sec, sneck, spec, speck, spot-check, tec, tech, Toulouse-Lautrec, trek, wreck

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