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"the sediment of liquors, foreign matter that subsides to the bottom of a vessel containing liquors," c. 1300 (implied in surname Dryngedregges), from Old Norse dregg "sediment," from Proto-Germanic *drag- (source also of Old High German trestir, German Trester "grape-skins, husks"), from PIE *dher- (1) "to make muddy."
Replaced Old English cognate dræst, dærst "dregs, lees." Figurative use for "useless residue, the most worthless part of anything" is from 1530s.
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of dreg. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/dreg
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updated on September 26, 2012