drafty

adjective

ˈdraf-tē How to pronounce drafty (audio)
ˈdräf-
draftier; draftiest
: exposed to or abounding in drafts of air
a drafty room
draftily
ˈdraf-tə-lē How to pronounce drafty (audio)
ˈdräf-
adverb
draftiness noun

Examples of drafty in a Sentence

The house is very drafty.
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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drafty was in 1846

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“Drafty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drafty. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

drafty

adjective
ˈdraf-tē How to pronounce drafty (audio)
ˈdrȧf-
draftier; draftiest
: exposed to a draft or current of air
a drafty hall
draftily adverb
draftiness noun
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