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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle Low German drȫge (dry). Also a Central German form; compare Ripuarian drüch, Luxembourgish dréchen (dry). Related to Upper German trocken and, in early modern German, used as a mere dialectal variant of it. In the contemporary sense reintroduced via German Low German (19th century). Cognate with dry and Dutch droog.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdrøːɡə/, /ˈdrœːɡə/

AdjectiveEdit

dröge (comparative dröger, superlative am drögsten or am drögesten)

  1. (regional, chiefly Northern Germany) dry
  2. (regional, chiefly Northern Germany) dull; boring; humdrum (of activities and people)

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