What does the word dregs mean?

    Part of speech: noun plural

  • Sediment; lees; refuse.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Dregginess.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Dreggish.

Usage examples for dregs

  1. It is only the dregs of humanity that remain in such quarters. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  2. When there is no wine in the cup, but only dregs that are bitter, I laugh to see it at his lips. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  3. The bull- fighter of to- day is by no means drawn from the dregs of the people; there is, at any rate, one instance of a man of good birth and education attaining celebrity as a professional torero. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street