Definition of dreck in English:

dreck

(also drek)

noun

mass nouninformal
  • Rubbish; trash.

    ‘this so-called art is pure dreck’
    • ‘Maybe you told your mother-in-law that you love her stuffed cabbage casserole and you're just dying to tell someone what kind of dreck it really was.’
    • ‘How this dreck even got nominated for Best Picture troubles me.’
    • ‘Of course producing and promoting dreck is nothing new.’
    • ‘The very thought that I will be lumped in with lovers of such horrid dreck makes me physically ill.’
    • ‘The Washington Post should be ashamed of publishing such dreck.’
    • ‘There was also plenty of dreck in the past, just as there is now.’
    • ‘Comic book movies are pretty hit-and-miss affairs, so most of the time you go in with no idea at all of whether it will be terrific or pure dreck.’
    • ‘Another reader wrote: ‘I can't believe you forced me to listen to that dreck!’’
    • ‘At first I thought it was a lack of talent, but I remember thinking that this group of finalists were much better than last year's dreck.’
    • ‘His conduct since then - culminating in this piece of drek - is an absolute disgrace.’
    • ‘There is lots of drek out there from signed bands and this lot do quite a bit with what they have.’
    • ‘I will confine myself to saying that this highly praised movie is Marxist dreck.’
    • ‘You certainly have to wade through some dreck to get to these gems, but the series' quality control bar is set high enough that none of it's particularly excruciating.’
    • ‘The dreck, it appears, continues to spill over on this side of the Atlantic.’
    • ‘If she's given dreck to work with - which she often is - she falls hard.’
    • ‘Does he really think Americans are so stupid they will pay to watch this dreck?’
    • ‘Since my son was born, I too have gotten religion and realized that my time is too important to waste watching dreck.’
    • ‘But on the other hand, there's also a lot more drek out there to sift through.’
    • ‘Can we blame him for figuring out what sort of dreck causes people to fork over money by the handful?’
    • ‘The overrated artists and the troops of pack-mentality fans were knee-deep in garbage, dreck, debris, and junk.’
    debris, waste, waste matter, discarded matter, refuse, rubbish, litter, scrap, flotsam and jetsam, lumber, rubble, wreckage
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Origin

Early 20th century: from Yiddish drek ‘filth, dregs’, from a Germanic base shared by Old English threax; probably related to Greek skatos ‘dung’.

Pronunciation

dreck

/drɛk/