Definition of dreich in English:

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Pronunciation: /driːx/


(Especially of weather) dreary; bleak: a cold, dreich early April day
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  • 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'.

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