- The definition of drab is a boring or dull person or thing.
An example of drab is a dance party without any music.
- Drab is defined as a dull yellow to light olive brown color, or fabric this color, or a woman prostitute, or a very small amount.
- An example of drab is a faded yellowish-brown curtain.
- An example of drab is a woman who is a call girl and earns money for sex.
- An example of drab is a very small task that is accomplished: finished in dribs and drabs.
drab definition by Webster's New World
- a kind of cloth, esp. a yellowish-brown wool
- a dull yellowish brown
Origin: ; from Old French drap, cloth ; from Vulgar Latin drappus ; from Indo-European an unverified form drop- ; from base an unverified form der-, to skin
- a slovenly woman; slattern
- a prostitute
Origin: ; from Celtic as in Irish drabog, Gaelic drabag, slattern
drab definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective drab·ber, drab·best
- a. Of a dull grayish to yellowish brown.b. Of a light olive brown or khaki color.
- Faded and dull in appearance.
- Dull or commonplace in character; dreary: a drab personality. See Synonyms at dull.
- A dull grayish to yellowish or light olive brown.
- Cloth of this color or of an unbleached natural color.
Origin: Alteration of obsolete French drap, cloth, from Old French; see drape.
- drabˈly adverb
- drabˈness noun
- A slattern.
- A woman prostitute.
Origin: Possibly of Celtic origin; akin to Scottish Gaelic dràbag and Irish Gaelic drabóg, slattern, or from Dutch drab, dregs.
Origin: Probably alteration of drib.