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draughty

[draf-tee, drahf-] /ˈdræf ti, ˈdrɑf-/
adjective, draughtier, draughtiest. Chiefly British
1.
Related forms
draughtily, adverb
draughtiness, noun

drafty

or (especially British) draughty

[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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Examples from the Web for draughty
Historical Examples
  • It was hot in the dusty, draughty streets of the little town.

    Six to Sixteen Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Rain had begun to fall; the streets looked wild and draughty.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • And of course great care will be taken for some little time that they are not left in a damp or draughty place or in the rain.

  • Supposing the rooms are draughty—I hate a draught myself—where's Toad?

    The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
  • She sat in a large, well-lit—if draughty—room, opposite Mr. Strangman at his table.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • The Piazza del Ges is considered to be the most draughty place in Rome.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • She was dressed all in black, and had thrown a black scarf over her head, as the room was cold and draughty.

    The Gadfly E. L. Voynich
  • Edward again went on walking and waiting under the draughty roof.

    Desperate Remedies Thomas Hardy
  • They are admirable for heating difficult rooms—outdoor porches, and draughty halls, and rooms not heated by furnaces.

    The House in Good Taste Elsie de Wolfe
  • I never did see such a draughty place as this house, Lemuel.

British Dictionary definitions for draughty

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

drafty

/ˈdrɑːftɪ/
adjective draftier, draftiest
1.
the usual US spelling of draughty
Derived Forms
draftily, adverb
draftiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for draughty
adj.

1846, from draught + -y (2).

drafty

adj.

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

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