- 1The remnants of a liquid left in a container, together with any sediment: coffee dregsMore example sentences
- This fits directly below the machine, holds a container for coffee dregs and has space for a number of cups and saucers as well as filters and other accessories, all of which are dishwasher-proof.
- Greeks also ‘knock wood’ to guard against misfortune, and reading one's fortunes in the patterns of coffee dregs remains popular.
- ‘Oh well,’ I say, draining the dregs of my coffee.
- 1.1The most worthless part or parts of something: the dregs of societyMore example sentences
- But yeah, cop shows - especially those that purport to be ‘gritty’ - are nearly always about the hero keeping us safe from society's lower dregs.
- The political landscape may not have been irretrievably transformed, but we at last have a breed of politicians who have a chance to prove they can do better than ‘the dregs of society’.
- At one end are public figures whilst at the other are the dregs of society.
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- From her point of view, Maya could see that Jenny had lost the lively glow of tan on her skin and now looked dull and dreggy.
- This kind of stuff can happen, and even then quite rarely, on the dreggy squads of the league.
- Is our society so dreggy?
Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish drägg (plural).