Origin: ? via Turk durb < Ar darb, a beating < daraba, to cudgel, bastinado
See drub in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb drubbed drubbed, drub·bing, drubs verb, transitive
Origin: Perhaps Arabic dialectal ḍrab
Origin: , from ḍaraba, to hit; see ṣ́rb in Semitic roots.
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