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Word of the Day: Dregs

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Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...

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Today's word is:

dregs

|dregz|

[plural] noun

The remnants of a liquid left in a container, together with any sediment or grounds: coffee dregs.

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  • The most worthless part or parts of something: the dregs of society.

ORIGIN: Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish drägg (plural).

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