from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of drab: more drab
  • n. A hair product that works against natural colour to make the hair more drab.
  • n. One who associates with drabs; a wencher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who associates with drabs; a wencher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who keeps company with drabs.


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  • There's just time for a firework and dance display called Peckhamdog Millionaire – like Slumdog but drabber and with fatter kids – before the finale, which involves dance troupes dressed as £50 notes, IOUs and promises written on municipal toilet paper climbing the sides of a giant, filthy lavatory bowl and swirling down.

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  • “Small potatoes—but their world is definitely gonna get drabber.”

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  • Young hummingbirds look like females, whose drabber plumage helps hide the nest in the shadows.


  • The keep was a quieter, drabber place without its mistress.

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  • It helps Hana maintain her identity by having a drabber mirror image for contrast.

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  • In cycling's case, radios and on-bike computers have tended to flatten the racing, making it drabber than was once the case.

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  • In other areas the males were much drabber, although they were still brighter than the females.


  • A dapper Frenchman among drabber Victorians, he dressed as a Romantic dandy, in

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  • If an area is so rife with predators that the supermodel peacocks become lunch before reaching reproductive age, the peahens will end up making do with drabber birds whatever their preference.

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  • American forces were welcomed by locals initially – particularly, it was said, by women who were impressed with the Yanks 'uniforms, which were considered fancy compared with the drabber Australian uniforms.



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