Meaning of “the dregs of society/humanity” in the English Dictionary

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"the dregs of society/humanity" in British English

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the dregs of society/humanity

a group of people in society who you consider to be immoral and of no value:

People tend to regard drug addicts as the dregs of society.

(Definition of “the dregs of society/humanity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)