Drab definition

drăb
Not bright or lively; dull, dreary, or monotonous.
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The definition of drab is a boring or dull person or thing.

An example of drab is a dance party without any music.

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Dull or commonplace in character; dreary.

A drab personality.

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A slovenly woman; a slattern.
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A dull yellowish-brown color.
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A prostitute.
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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.

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Of a dull grayish to yellowish brown.
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Of a light olive brown or khaki color.
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Faded and dull in appearance.
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A dull grayish to yellowish or light olive brown.
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Cloth of this color or of an unbleached natural color.
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A negligible amount.

Finished the work in dribs and drabs.

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A kind of cloth, esp. a yellowish-brown wool.
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Of a dull yellowish-brown color.
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A woman prostitute.
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To consort with prostitutes.
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A slovenly woman; slattern.
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To fornicate with prostitutes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
drab
Plural:
drabs

Adjective

Base Form:
drab
Comparative:
drabber
Superlative:
drabbest

Origin of drab

  • Possibly of Celtic origin (akin to Scottish Gaelic dràbag) (Irish Gaelic drabóg slattern) or from Dutch drab dregs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of obsolete French drap cloth from Old French drape

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably alteration of drib

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition