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Definition of Drab


  1. A low, sluttish woman.
  2. A lewd wench; a strumpet.
  3. A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.
  4. To associate with strumpets; to wench.
  5. A kind of thick woolen cloth of a dun, or dull brownish yellow, or dull gray, color; -- called also drabcloth.
  6. A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color.
  7. Of a color between gray and brown.
  8. A drab color.

Drab Quotations

The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.
Mary Roberts Rinehart

To be with the same person for the rest of your life just sounds so drab.
Eva Longoria

The world gets older, without getting either better or worse and so does literature. But I do think that the drab current phenomenon that passes for literary studies in the university will finally provide its own corrective.
Harold Bloom

I thought that making movies was drab. I'd lived through that. And I didn't want to use my parents, ever... They didn't want to push me into this business.
Liza Minnelli

My wardrobe is drab. I could spend six weeks in the same jeans. Most everything I have is blue or black, but certainly not cool.
Colum McCann
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Drab Translations

drab in Norwegian is trist, ensformig
drab in Spanish is pardusco
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