Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of drab.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of associating with strumpets, or drabs.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The olive T-shirt and camo cargo pants ought to go a long way toward drabbing her down.

    Deadly Promises

  • These e-mails keep dribbing (ph) and drabbing out.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2005

  • And were I a man, as I am a woman, none other then my selfe should revenge her wrongs, making him a publike spectacle to all drabbing drunkards.

    The Decameron

  • But they'll have to do it in due course, do it in a timely way and do it in a way I told you earlier that doesn't open us to the charge that we get yelled at all the time for dribbing and drabbing information out -- and we're not going to do something piecemeal.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • Macready would like "stabbing, drabbing, _et autres gentillesses_," and Mr. Masefield knows how to supply them.

    The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century

  • And as regards the drinking, drabbing, and gaming of course it was.

    The Red Planet

  • Look at the poetry of Scotland, the heroic part, founded almost entirely on the villainous deeds of the Scotch nation; cow - stealing, for example, which is very little better than drabbing baulor; whilst the softer part is mostly about the slips of its females among the broom, so that no upholder of Scotch poetry could censure Ursula's song as indelicate, even if he understood it.

    The Romany Rye

  • It was natural for you to suppose, after seeing that dinner of pork, and hearing that song, that we had been drabbing baulor; I will now tell you that we have not been doing so.

    The Romany Rye

  • "Why, you have had a banquet of pork, and after the banquet, Mrs. Chikno sang a song about drabbing baulor, so I naturally thought you might have lately been engaged in such a thing."

    The Romany Rye

  • "Why, you have had a banquet of pork, and after the banquet Mrs. Chikno sang a song about drabbing baulor, so I naturally thought you might have lately been engaged in such a thing."

    The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"

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  • The goblin’s on record as gabbing

    Of prowess at unwanted grabbing,

    But Stormy’s tale shows

    That sometimes he chose

    The commoner pastime of drabbing.

    January 26, 2018