Definition of drogher
1 : a sailing barge used in the West Indian coastal trade especially in the Gulf of Paria
2 : a clumsy cargo boat especially of coasting type a pulpwood drogher lumbering up the tide-torn river — S. W. Dean & Marguerite Marshall
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Origin and Etymology of drogher
Dutch droger (formerly spelled drogher), literally, drier (i.e., of herring), from drogen to dry (from droog dry, from Middle Dutch drōge) + -er — more at dry
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