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[drou-th ee] /ˈdraʊ ði/
adjective, drouthier, drouthiest.
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drouthiness, noun Unabridged
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  • Kind gentlemen, reading always makes me drouthy;—may-be, one of ye will mix a tumbler for me?

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • She has just as drouthy a system, and it takes just as much to fill it.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Southwards, again, on the pleasant Surrey downs there is shouting and jostling; dust that is drouthy and language that is sultry.

    Pagan Papers Kenneth Grahame
  • On p. 102, "droughty" should possibly be "drouthy" but has not been amended.

    Scotch Wit and Humor W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • It lay thus scandalously neglected until 1824, when John Shanks, a “drouthy” cobbler, was appointed keeper.

  • It causes plants to root deeply, and that is a distinct benefit in a drouthy season, and always desirable.

  • Tomatoes on drouthy soils are likely to suffer from blossom end rot as well as from poor growth.

    The Tomato Paul Work
  • Some of our friends must be burning for a mouthful, poor dears; the wounded flesh is drouthy.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for drouthy


(Scot) thirsty or dry
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