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  • drab bard
  • Bombard a drab mob.
  • Drab Red, no londer bard
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Definition of the adjective drab

What does drab mean as an attribute of a noun?

Drab is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: drabber | drabbest

  1. lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
    • examples: her drab personality | life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
    • synonym of drab: dreary
    • similar: dull
  2. lacking brightness or color; dull
  3. of a light brownish green color
  4. causing dejection

Alternative definition of the adjective drab


  1. Dull, uninteresting, particularly of colour.

Definition of the noun drab

What does drab mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: drabs

  1. a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of drab: olive drab
    • more generic word: olive = a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation

Alternative definition of the noun drab


  1. A fabric, usually of thick wool or cotton, having a drab blee or colour.
  2. A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.
  3. [dated] A dirty or untidy woman; a slattern.
  4. [dated] A promiscuous woman, a slut; a prostitute.

Definition of the verb drab

What does drab mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: drabbed, drabbing

  1. [obsolete] To consort with prostitutes.


  1. Drab is a dull light-brown color. It originally took its name from a fabric of the same color, made of undyed homespun wool. Drabs were clothes, especially trousers, made of this fabric.
  2. Drab is a website.

Phrases with drab

Phrases starting with the word drab:

  1. Drab Jewfish
  2. Drab Myzomela
  3. Drab Phacelia
  4. Drab Whistler
  5. Drab Seedeater
  6. Drab Tonguefish
  7. Drab Hemispingus
  8. Drab Water Tyrant
  9. Drab Atlantic Tree-Rat
  10. Drab-Breasted Bamboo Tyrant

Phrases ending with the word drab:

  1. Very Drab
  2. olive drab
  3. olive-drab

Other phrase containing the word drab:

  1. olive-drab uniform

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for drab

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Google previewA Dictionary of Men's Wear ... with an Appendix Containing Sundry Useful Tables (1908)

The Uniforms of "ancient and Honorable" Independent Military Companies of the U. S.; Charts of Correct Dress, Livery, and So Forth by William Henry Baker

belt, saber, drab leather gloves ; (c) s. coat and breeches, russet leather shoes, leggings, s. hat, s. belt, drab leather gloves, saber, revolver ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

drab 1753 draffish II. a. Of a yellowish-gray color, like the cloth so called. drab3 ( drab), n. [Origin obscure.] A kind of wooden box used in salt-works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling-pans. Its bottom is shelving or inclining, that ...

Google previewAn Irish-English Dictionary (1817)

by Edward O'Reilly

bpabös, drabog, s. f. a slut,..a slattern. bpuñóg, drab/wg, s. f. dregs, lees m1456546, „гид/„дм, adj. dreggy bpaèma, drachma, s. a drachm ешь, dradlr, s. . exercise ' bmg, drag, s. m. fire, a thunder-bolt~ bmg, drag/t, s. m. anger blug, draglz, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1839)

Abridged from the American Dictionary, for Use of Primary Schools and the Counting House by Noah Webster

Drab, n. a low sluttish woman ...

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Quotes about drab

To be with the same person for the rest of your life just sounds so drab. (Eva Longoria)
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Scrabble value of D2R1A1B3

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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