dreck \drek\, noun:
1. worthless trash; junk.
2. excrement; dung.
Dreck entered English in the 1920s from the Yiddish word drek, which comes from the German word Dreck meaning "filth."
- Adding a large number of friends or followers on social media in the hours after returning home from summer camp.
After returning home from camp, Anna experienced a Friend surge, gaining 32 followers on Instagram in one afternoon.Trivia
Which U.S. president raised money to redecorate the White House by auctioning off presidential artifacts—including a pair of Abraham Lincoln’s trousers?
- Chester A. Arthur, in 1882. Other items auctioned off included 24 wagonloads of furniture and 30 barrels of china.
- Mexico City: city then known as Tenochtitlán fell to Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, along with the entire Aztec Empire (1521)
- taxicabs: first appeared on the streets of New York City (1907)
- Bambi: the animated Disney movie opened at Radio City Music Hall (1942)
- Echo 1: the first balloon satellite was launched, allowing the first two-way phone conversation via satellite (1960)
- Berlin: was divided by barbed wire, which soon became the Berlin Wall (1961)
- Regis Toomey 1902
- "Buddy" Charles Rogers 1904
- Gene Raymond 1908
- Ben Hogan 1912
- Rex Humbard 1919
- George Shearing 1919
- Neville Brand 1920
- Fidel Castro 1926
- Pat Harrington 1929
- Don Ho 1930
- Joycelyn Elders 1933
- Son Seals 1942
- Kevin Tighe 1944
- Gretchen Corbett 1947
- Dan Fogelberg 1951
- Feargal Sharkey (Undertones) 1958
- Danny Bonaduce 1959
- Quinn Cummings 1967
- Andy Griggs 1973
- Vicca 1974 - t3h pr0n