- adjScottishdreary. A dialect term which was occa-sionally heard as a colourful new collo-quialism in self-conscious use amongst middle-class inhabitants of England in the late 1990s.The weather is rather, as they say, dreich.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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dreich — adjective or dreigh ˈdrēḵ Etymology: Middle English dregh, dreich, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse drjūgr substantial, lasting; akin to Old English drēogan to perform, endure more at drudge 1. chiefly Scotland a … Useful english dictionary
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dreich — adjective Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse drjūgr lasting Date: 1813 chiefly Scottish dreary … New Collegiate Dictionary
dreich — adjective bleak, miserable, dismal, cheerless, dreary … Wiktionary
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