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Meaning of DRAB

Pronunciation:  drab

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
  2. [adj]  lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes"
  3. [adj]  lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; "her drab personality"; "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner parties"

DRAB is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cheerless, colorless, colourless, dingy, dismal, drear, dreary, dull, gloomy, sober, somber, sombre, sorry, uncheerful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Drab\, 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.
    2. A lewd wench; a strumpet. --Shak.
    3. A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when
       taken out of the boiling pans.
  2. \Drab\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To associate with strumpets; to wench. --Beau. & Fl.
  3. \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}.
    2. A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color.
  4. \Drab\, a.
    Of a color between gray and brown. -- n. A drab color.
Thesaurus Terms
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