from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang Trash, especially inferior merchandise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. trash, junk; worthless merchandise, crap.
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- n. merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
German, dirt, trash and Yiddish drek, excrement, both from Middle High German drec, from Old High German; see sker-3 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Yiddish דרעק ("dirt, feces") compare German Dreck. (Wiktionary)