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See dreg.



dregs pl ‎(plural only)

  1. (collectively) The sediment settled at the bottom of a liquid; the lees in a container of unfiltered wine.
  2. (figuratively, the dregs) The worst and lowest part of something.
    the dregs of society

Usage notes[edit]

  • The singular form dreg is far less common, but the phrase to the last dreg still has currency.


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