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drek


drek [drek] Examples noun

  1. dreck.

dreck or drek [drek] noun Slang.

  1. excrement; dung.
  2. worthless trash; junk.

Origin of dreck 1920–25; Yiddish drek; cognate with German Dreck filth; compare Old English threax, Old Norse threkkr excrement Examples from the Web for drek Contemporary Examples of drek

  • Unfortunately, as Jackson sees it, most of the sharks were feasting on drek.

    Left Behind at Borders

    Bill Morris

    April 22, 2011

  • British Dictionary definitions for drek dreck noun

    1. slang, mainly US rubbish; trash

    Derived Formsdrecky, adjectiveWord Origin for dreck from Yiddish drek filth, dregs Word Origin and History for drek

    see dreck.

    dreck n.

    “filth, trash,” 1922, from Yiddish drek (German dreck), from Middle High German drec, from Proto-Germanic *threkka (cf. Old English þreax “rubbish,” Old Frisian threkk), perhaps connected to Greek skatos “dung,” Latin stercus “excrement,” from PIE root *(s)ker- “to cut” (see shear (v.)).

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