Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To make or become wet and soiled by dragging; draggle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. Ragged and dirty people collectively; rabble.

Etymologies

Middle English drabelen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English drabelan (Wiktionary)
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 (Wiktionary)

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