Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make or become wet and soiled by dragging; draggle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Ragged and dirty people collectively; rabble.
  • To draggle; make dirty, as by dragging in mud and water; wet and befoul: as, to drabble a gown or a cloak.
  • To fish for barbels with a rod and a long line passed through a piece of lead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To fish with a long line and rod.
  • transitive verb To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fictional story, typically in fanfiction, that is exactly 100 words long.
  • noun A fictional story, typically in fanfiction, only a few hundred words long.
  • verb transitive To wet or dirty, especially by dragging through mud.
  • verb intransitive To fish with a long line and rod.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English drabelen.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From a word game in Monty Python's Big Red Book in which the first player to write a novel wins; the UK Science Fiction fandom agreed that 100 words will suffice; not, as is sometimes stated, from the surname of the author Margaret Drabble

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English drabelan

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