dregs Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dregs" in British English

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dregsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /dreɡz/
the ​smallsolidpieces that ​sink to the ​bottom of some ​liquids, such as ​wine or ​coffee, that are not usually ​drunk: I ​wanted a last ​drink of ​coffee, but there were only dregs ​left. She had ​drunk her ​coffee down to the dregs (= ​finished it).
(Definition of dregs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dregsplural noun

 us   /dreɡz/
small, ​solidpieces that ​sink to the ​bottom of a ​liquid: coffee dregs The dregs is the ​part of something that is ​consideredunimportant and ​unwanted: the dregs of ​society
(Definition of dregs from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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