drag race

noun

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

Examples of drag race in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rushton said Hudson chose to drag race, chose to flee, and chose to drive in a reckless manner that ended in tragedy. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2024 The Pontiac Sunfire, Toyota Paseo, Chevrolet Cavalier, Mercury Capri, Honda Civic del Sol, Ford Probe, and Geo Metro (which could’ve lost to a riding lawn mower in a drag race) all had convertible versions. Mark Dent, thehustle.co, 3 May 2024 Fall is harvest festival time in the area — and drag race season. John Paul Brammer, Travel + Leisure, 15 June 2024 In a twisted take on art imitating life, Paul was booted by Disney in 2017 for causing a nuisance with his own stunts, lighting fires in empty swimming pools, brandishing a T-shirt gun at a reporter, and organizing dirt bike drag races outside his rental house. Jasmine Ball, Fortune, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for drag race 

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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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 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

drag race

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