dribs and drabs

Definition of dribs and drabs


  1. :  small amounts that come or happen over a period of time They received donations in dribs and drabs.

Word by Word Definitions

drabplay drabs
  1. :  slattern

    :  prostitute

  1. :  to associate with prostitutes

  1. :  any of various cloths of a dull brown or gray color

    :  a light olive brown

    :  a dull, lifeless, or faded appearance or quality

  1. :  of the dull brown color of drab (see 3drab 1)

    :  of a light olive brown color :  of the color drab (see 3drab 2a)

    :  characterized by dullness and monotony :  cheerless

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