- (Especially of weather) dreary; bleak: a cold, dreich early April dayMore example sentences
- So don't let your garden become dreary just because the weather is dreich.
- It was February, the weather was dreich, but every so often the sun fought its way through and dazzled us, as did the view… it was sublime.
- Scotland's dreich climate is sold as ‘interesting’ in one section of the brochure.
Middle English (in the sense 'patient, long-suffering'): of Germanic origin, corresponding to Old Norse drjúgr 'enduring, lasting'.