drag race


: an acceleration contest between vehicles
drag racer noun
drag racing noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Drag Race were an actual, real-life drag race, then its latest announcement would rival the Grand Prix itself. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 13 Dec. 2022 This badass 1:10 scale remote control car can hit 48 miles per hour and drag race for up to 40 minutes, with power from two 1800mAh rechargeable batteries. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 9 Dec. 2022 From drag race to sci-fi fantasy: Here was a brash, outlaw attitude that was new in pop music. Eddie Dean, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 Powell was reportedly avenging his father, who lost to Biden in a similar drag race that aired on the program in 2016. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 27 Oct. 2022 People who’ve never been to a drag race are missing out. Jim Clash, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 RuPaul hasn’t been crowned the queen of drag race for nothing. Anna Tingley, Variety, 28 Oct. 2022 Drivers also drag race through Long Wharf, blast music from DJ speakers on their roofs, and modify their mufflers to sound like gunshots. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 5 Oct. 2022 The car stunts apparently turned deadly Sunday when a possible drag race between sports cars ended in the death of a 40-year-old pedestrian. Jake Sheridan, Chicago Tribune, 30 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drag race was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Drag race.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20race. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

drag race

: a race between two vehicles to see which can accelerate faster
drag racer noun
drag racing noun
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