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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

drabdræb(adj.; n.)drab•ber, drab•best

  1. (adj.)lacking in brightness, spirit, etc.; dull.

  2. of the color drab.

  3. (n.)a brownish gray.

  4. fabric of this color, esp. of thick wool or cotton.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of drab:

1535–45; < MF drap < LL drappus piece of cloth


drabdræb(n.; v.)drabbed, drab•bing.

  1. (n.)a slatternly woman.

  2. a prostitute.

  3. (v.i.)to associate with drabs.

Origin of drab:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. olive drab, drab(adj)

    a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

  2. drab, dreary(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"

  3. drab, sober, somber, sombre(adj)

    lacking brightness or color; dull

    "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"

  4. olive-drab, drab(adj)

    of a light brownish green color

  5. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)

    causing dejection

    "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drab(noun)

    a low, sluttish woman

  2. Drab(noun)

    a lewd wench; a strumpet

  3. Drab(noun)

    a wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans

  4. Drab(verb)

    to associate with strumpets; to wench

  5. Drab(noun)

    a kind of thick woolen cloth of a dun, or dull brownish yellow, or dull gray, color; -- called also drabcloth

  6. Drab(noun)

    a dull brownish yellow or dull gray color

  7. Drab(adj)

    of a color between gray and brown

  8. Drab(noun)

    a drab color

Anagrams of drab

  1. Brad

  2. Darb

Translations for drab

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


dull and uninteresting, especially in colour

drab clothes.

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