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drab

play
noun \ˈdrab\

Definition of drab

  1. 1 :  slattern

  2. 2 :  prostitute

Origin and Etymology of drab

origin unknown


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drab

verb

Definition of drab

drabbed

;

drabbing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to associate with prostitutes a waster, an idler; drinking and drabbing — Aldous Huxley

Origin and Etymology of drab

noun derivative of 1drab


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drab

noun

Definition of drab

  1. 1 textiles :  any of various cloths of a dull brown or gray color dressed in drabs

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

Origin and Etymology of drab

Middle French drap cloth, from Late Latin drappus


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drab

adjective

Definition of drab

drabber

;

drabbest

  1. 1a :  of the dull brown color of drab (see 3drab 1)b :  of a light olive brown color :  of the color drab (see 3drab 2a)

  2. 2 :  characterized by dullness and monotony :  cheerless a drab life drab industrial buildings

drably

adverb

drabness

noun

Examples of drab in a Sentence

  1. He lives a drab life.

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

Origin and Etymology of drab

see 3drab


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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 and Etymology of drab

probably alteration of drib



DRAB Defined for English Language Learners

drab

adjective

Definition of drab for English Language Learners

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


DRAB Defined for Kids

drab

play
adjective

Definition of drab for Students

drabber

;

drabbest

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

  2. 2 :  grayish brown in color

drably

adverb

drabness

noun


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