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drafty

[draf-tee, drahf-] /ˈdræf ti, ˈdrɑf-/
adjective, draftier, draftiest.
1.
characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable.
Also, especially British, draughty.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; draft + -y1
Related forms
draftily, adverb
draftiness, noun
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Examples from the web for drafty
  • It even spot-heated my legs, which were under a drafty window, without making the whole bed overly toasty.
  • For another, tapestries helped take the edge off the cold in large, drafty spaces.
  • If you live in a drafty house, you're only too aware of the energy being lost through the walls and windows.
  • It is also wet and drafty, considerations that should give pause to anyone planning to rent during the off-season.
  • And few of us have a few grand lying around to replace our drafty old windows.
  • Those drafty barns, however, are perfect homes for yaks.
  • Friends and family despair as a once promising life is wasted on dead-end jobs and long nights by the candle in a drafty garret.
  • For poor families, especially those on fixed incomes, a drafty house can eat up a large chunk of their income in the winter.
  • Install tight-fitting, insulating window shades on windows that feel drafty after weatherizing.
  • Use foam or plastic gaskets to insulate drafty electrical outlets along exterior walls.
British Dictionary definitions for drafty

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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