drafty

adjective
\ ˈdraf-tē How to pronounce drafty (audio) , ˈdräf-\
draftier; draftiest

Definition of drafty

: exposed to or abounding in drafts of air a drafty room

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Other Words from drafty

draftily \ ˈdraf-​tə-​lē How to pronounce draftily (audio) , ˈdräf-​ \ adverb
draftiness \ ˈdraf-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce draftiness (audio) , ˈdräf-​ \ noun

Examples of drafty in a Sentence

The house is very drafty.

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There are traditions, such as the chance of catching a cold between the travel, mingling and working in the drafty, cavernous Cobo Center, the downtown convention center parked on the edge of the frigid Detroit River. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Slush, Snow, the ‘Cobo Cough.’ Detroit Holds Its Last Winter Auto Show," 13 Jan. 2019 Others like marjoram are more particular and don’t like a drafty windowsill. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden That Actually Stays Alive All Winter," 7 Dec. 2018 Adding more insulation to ceilings and walls is relatively simple, but replacing drafty windows presents lots of choices. The Seattle Times, "Warm up for winter with expert advice on home improvements," 16 Oct. 2018 Somewhere that's not windy or drafty (so away from air vents!), that gets sunlight but doesn't totally bake in the sun, and on top of that, some humidity won't hurt. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "How To Keep A Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Alive Without Losing Your Mind," 19 July 2018 Do yourself a favor and seal up drafty areas before situating your fig. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, "5 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Fiddle-Leaf Fig," 15 Aug. 2016 Sven had long ago moved to Glasgow from Stuttgart, and seemed perfectly at home in this quiet, drafty environment. Sam Lubell, New York Times, "A Glasgow Architect’s Masterpiece Is Damaged, but Not His Magic," 2 July 2018 Somewhere that's not windy or drafty (so away from air vents!), that gets sunlight but doesn't totally bake in the sun, and on top of that, some humidity won't hurt. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "How To Keep A Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Alive Without Losing Your Mind," 22 June 2018 Until Saturday, most Muni buses have ended or begun their runs on either Beale or Main streets on either side of the Temporary Transbay Terminal, which has been in use since 2010 when the old, gray, drafty Transbay Terminal was demolished. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "New on Saturday: Muni buses begin using new Transbay Transit Center," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of drafty

1846, in the meaning defined above

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drafty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of drafty

: having cold air moving through in a way that is unpleasant or uncomfortable

drafty

adjective
\ ˈdraf-tē How to pronounce drafty (audio) , ˈdräf-\
draftier; draftiest

Kids Definition of drafty

: having usually cool air moving through a drafty hall

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