Today, it is difficult to convey—much less comprehend—that slow, drawled, hazy small-town atmosphere of mid-century Washington.
And [then he] drawled: 'Boys, just spend it till you waste it.'
CNBC host Donny Deutsch drawled, “Women want to be her and men want to mate with her.”
1590s, perhaps from Middle Dutch dralen, East Frisian draulen "to linger, delay," apparently an intensive of the root of draw (v.). Or else a native formation along the same lines. Related: Drawled; drawling. As a noun from 1760.