Definition of dreck in English:

dreck

Syllabification: dreck
Pronunciation: /drek
 
/
(also drek)

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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

dreckish

adjective
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  • 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
More 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.

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