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drafty

[draf-tee, drahf-] /ˈdræf ti, ˈdrɑf-/
adjective, draftier, draftiest.
1.
characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable.
Origin of drafty
1840-1850
1840-50; draft + -y1
Related forms
draftily, adverb
draftiness, noun
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drafty

/ˈdrɑːftɪ/
adjective draftier, draftiest
1.
the usual US spelling of draughty
Derived Forms
draftily, adverb
draftiness, noun

draughty

/ˈdrɑːftɪ/
adjective draughtier, draughtiest (US) draftier, draftiest
1.
characterized by or exposed to draughts of air
Derived Forms
draughtily, (US) draftily, adverb
draughtiness, (US) draftiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for drafty
adj.

1580s, from draft + -y (2). Related: Draftiness.

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