Definitions

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

  • adjective Having or exposed to drafts of air.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to drafts of air; exposed to drafts: as, a drafty hall.
  • Like draff; worthless; nasty.

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

  • adjective not airtight; allowing in currents of air, especially uncomfortably cold air; -- of buildings.

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

  • adjective Characterized by gusts of wind; windy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not airtight

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Examples

  • Some of the brightest minds this country has ever produced were educated in drafty, unairconditioned schools on chalk dust and pencil lead.

    Obama urges investment in high-tech education

  • When we think of quilts, we tend to think of women making them from scraps of material to keep their families warm in drafty houses.

    Kate Kelly: American Quilts as Art as Well as Documents of Politics and History

  • At a time when most vintage warplanes have retired to a quiet life on display in drafty museums, 65-year-old Fifi is embarking on a new mission: giving rides to paying enthusiasts and once again making the air-show rounds, which occasionally feature a simulated atomic-bomb attack.

    Owners of the Last B-29 Hope It Doesn

  • This winter, we bought a couple of cans of insulating foam for about 5 bucks each, and have started filling cracks between the sill and the foundation, as well as working to fill in drafty areas under the living room baseboards.

    Summer Saver Follow-Up | spazeboy

  • They kept almost 2,000 panes of antique glass which Mr. Avery describes as drafty but integral to the house.

    Of Angling and Antlers

  • "You almost became addicted to him somehow," Ms. Burton said later, recalling drafty mornings in Hoxton Square (she, in a coat, sitting on a too-low stool at the secondhand cutting table,

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  • "You almost became addicted to him somehow," Ms. Burton said later, recalling drafty mornings in Hoxton Square (she, in a coat, sitting on a too-low stool at the secondhand cutting table,

    post-gazette.com - News

  • "You almost became addicted to him somehow," Ms. Burton said later, recalling drafty mornings in Hoxton Square (she, in a coat, sitting on a too-low stool at the secondhand cutting table,

    post-gazette.com - News

  • "You almost became addicted to him somehow," Ms. Burton said later, recalling drafty mornings in Hoxton Square (she, in a coat, sitting on a too-low stool at the secondhand cutting table,

    post-gazette.com - News

  • “The Body of Christ,” he says to each communicant—some in business attire on their way home from work, some wearing coats and scarves to guard against the cold in the low-lit, drafty hall.

    American Grace

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