|—adj , drabber, drabbest|
|1.||dull; dingy; shabby|
|2.||cheerless; dreary: a drab evening|
|3.||of the colour drab|
|4.||a light olive-brown colour|
|5.||a fabric of a dull grey or brown colour|
|[C16: from Old French drap cloth, from Late Latin drappus, perhaps of Celtic origin]|
see dribs and drabs.