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Definition of DRAB

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Drab \Drab\, a.
     Of a color between gray and brown. -- n. A drab color. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Drab \Drab\ (dr[a^]b), n. [AS. drabbe dregs, lees; akin to D. drab, drabbe, dregs, G. treber; for sense 1, cf. also Gael. drabag a slattern, drabach slovenly. Cf. {Draff}.]
     1. A low, sluttish woman. --King.
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     2. A lewd wench; a strumpet. --Shak.
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     3. A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Drab \Drab\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbing}.] To associate with strumpets; to wench. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Drab \Drab\, n. [F. drap cloth: LL. drappus, trapus, perh. orig., a firm, solid stuff, cf. F. draper to drape, also to full cloth; prob. of German origin; cf. Icel. drepa to beat, strike, AS. drepan, G. treffen; perh. akin to E. drub. Cf. {Drape}, {Trappings}.]
     1. A kind of thick woolen cloth of a dun, or dull brownish yellow, or dull gray, color; -- called also {drabcloth}. [1913 Webster]

     2. A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "drab":
     bag, bat, bawd, beige, beldam, biddy, bleak, boring, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, cheerless, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, colorless, crone, cruiser, dead, deadened, desolate, dingy, dismal, dispiriting, dowdy, dreary, dull, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, faded, fawn, fawn-colored, fille de joie, flat, fuscous, gray, grege, grey, hag, harlot, hazel, hooker, humdrum, hustler, khaki, lackluster, lifeless, lurid, lusterless, mat, monotonous, muddy, murky, nightwalker, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, prosaic, prosy, repetitive, same, samely, seal, seal-brown, sepia, slut, snuff-colored, somber, sorrel, streetwalker, subfusc, tan, taupe, tawny, tedious, toast, toast-brown, traipse, trot, umber, umber-colored, unrelieved, walnut, walnut-brown, wan, whore, witch, yellowish-brown


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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