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drab

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noun \ˈdrab\

Definition of drab

  1. 1 :  slattern

  2. 2 :  prostitute



Origin of drab

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1515

Rhymes with drab


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drab

verb

Definition of drab

drabbeddrab·bing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to associate with prostitutes



1599

First Known Use of drab

1599


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drab

noun

Definition of drab

  1. 1 :  any of various cloths of a dull brown or gray color

  2. 2 a :  a light olive brown b :  a dull, lifeless, or faded appearance or quality



Origin of drab

Middle French drap cloth, from Late Latin drappus


First Known Use: 1541


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drab

adjective

Simple Definition of drab

  • : not bright or colorful : too plain or dull to be interesting

Full Definition of drab

drab·berdrab·best

  1. 1 a :  of the dull brown color of drab b :  of the color drab

  2. 2 :  characterized by dullness and monotony :  cheerless <a drab life>

drab·ly adverb
drab·ness noun

Examples of drab

  1. He lives a drab life.

  2. <the new city hall promises to be another drab pile of masonry for the town>



1686

First Known Use of drab

1686


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drab

noun

Definition of drab

  1. :  a small amount —usually used in the phrase dribs and drabs <receiving donations in dribs and drabs>



Origin of drab

probably alteration of drib


First Known Use: 1809



DRAB Defined for Kids

drab

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adjective

Definition of drab

drab·berdrab·best

  1. 1 :  not bright or interesting :  dull <a drab apartment>

  2. 2 :  grayish brown in color

drab·ly adverb
drab·ness noun




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