Corrupt or defiling matter contained in a liquid, or precipitated from it; refuse; feculence; lees; grounds; sediment; hence, the vilest and most worthless part of anything; as, the dregs of society.
- The sediment in a liquid; lees. Often used in the plural.
- The basest or least desirable portion. Often used in the plural: the dregs of humanity.
- A small amount; a residue.