dreck

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See also: Dreck and dréck

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From Yiddish דרעק (drek, dirt, crap), from Proto-Germanic *þrakjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)terǵ-, *(s)terḱ-, *(s)treḱ- (manure, dung; to sully, soil, decay). Compare Dutch drek (dung; semi-liquid filth; mud), German Dreck (dirt; filth), Latin stercus (dung, manure)

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dreck (uncountable)

  1. trash, junk; worthless merchandise, crap.
    The reviewer was worried that, were a certain host hired for the game show, he would begin giving away dreck for prizes instead of the good stuff they did for years.

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