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.]


A low, sluttish woman.



A lewd wench; a strumpet.



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


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Drab, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drabbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Drabbing.]

To associate with strumpets; to wench.

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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.]


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


A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color.


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Drab, a.

Of a color between gray and brown.



A drab color.


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