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Yes. The word drab is a Scrabble US word. The word drab is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word drab is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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Valid words made from Drab

You can make 16 words from 'drab' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'drab'

BARD 7BRAD 7
DARB 7DRAB 7

3 letters words from 'drab'

ARB 5ARD 4
BAD 6BAR 5
BRA 5DAB 6
RAD 4 

2 letters words from 'drab'

AB 4AD 3
AR 2BA 4
DA 3 

All 4 letters words made out of drab

drab rdab darb adrb radb ardb drba rdba dbra bdra rbda brda dabr adbr dbar bdar abdr badr rabd arbd rbad brad abrd bard

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word drab. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in drab.

Definitions and meaning of drab

drab

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /dɹæb/
  • Rhymes: -æb

Etymology 1

Probably from Middle French and Old French drap (cloth), either:

  • from Late Latin drappus (drabcloth, kerchief; piece of cloth), most likely from Gaulish *drappo, from Proto-Indo-European *drep- (to scratch, tear); or
  • from Frankish *drapi, *drāpi (that which is fulled, drabcloth), from Proto-Germanic *drap-, *drēp- (something beaten), from *drepaną (to beat, strike), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrebʰ- (to beat, crush; to make or become thick).

The English word is cognate with Ancient Greek δρέπω (drépō, to pluck), Avestan 𐬛𐬭𐬀𐬟𐬱𐬀(drafša, banner, flag), Lithuanian drãpanos (household linens), Old Norse trefja (to rub, wear out), trof (fringes), Sanskrit द्रापि (drāpi, mantle, gown), Serbo-Croatian drápati (to scratch, scrape)).

Noun

drab (countable and uncountable, plural drabs) (also attributively)

  1. A fabric, usually of thick cotton or wool, having a dull brownish yellow, dull grey, or dun colour.
    Synonym: drabcloth
  2. The colour of this fabric.
  3. Often in the plural form drabs: apparel, especially trousers, made from this fabric.
  4. (by extension) A dull or uninteresting appearance or situation, unremarkable.
Translations
See also
  • Appendix:Colors

Adjective

drab (comparative drabber, superlative drabbest)

  1. Of the colour of some types of drabcloth: dull brownish yellow or dun.
  2. (by extension) Particularly of colour: dull, uninteresting.
Derived terms
  • drably
  • drabness
Translations

Etymology 2

The origin of the noun is uncertain; compare Middle English drabelen, drablen, draplen (to soil; make dirty; to drag on the ground or through mud), and Low German drabbe (dirt, mud), drabbeln (to soil), and Old Norse drabba (to make drab; make dirty), the latter three ultimately from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to hit, strike), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreb- (to crush, grind; to kill). The word is also likely to be related to Dutch drab (dregs, sediment), Irish drabog, Scottish Gaelic drabag (dirty woman; slattern).

The verb is derived from the noun.

Noun

drab (plural drabs)

  1. (dated) A dirty or untidy woman; a slattern.
  2. (dated) A promiscuous woman, a slut; a prostitute.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:promiscuous woman, Thesaurus:prostitute
Translations

Verb

drab (third-person singular simple present drabs, present participle drabbing, simple past and past participle drabbed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To consort with prostitutes; to whore.
Derived terms
  • drabber
  • drabbing (noun)

Etymology 3

Probably related to drop (small mass of liquid).

Noun

drab (plural drabs)

  1. A small amount, especially of money.

Derived terms

  • dribs and drabs

Etymology 4

Origin unknown.

Noun

drab (plural drabs)

  1. A box used in a saltworks for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.
Translations

Etymology 5

Alteration of drag, possibly via the folk-etymological backronym "DRessed As a Girl" (with boy replacing girl).

Noun

drab (uncountable)

  1. (LGBT, slang) An instance of a transgender or non-binary person presenting as the gender corresponding to their sex assigned at birth instead of that corresponding to their internal gender identity (for instance, a trans woman dressed as a man).
Usage notes

In this sense, drab usually (though not always) refers to a trans woman presenting as a man.

References

Further reading

  • drab (color) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • drab (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Bard, Brad, bard, brad, darb

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse dráp (killing), from Old Norse drepa (to hit; to kill), from Proto-Germanic *drepaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-. Compare Icelandic dráp, Swedish dråp

Pronunciation

Noun

drab n (singular definite drabet, plural indefinite drab)

  1. (crime) homicide

Declension

Related terms

  • mord
  • manddrab

References

  • “drab” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “drab” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Dutch

Etymology

Uncertain, but probably related to Dutch draf (dregs) (from Proto-Germanic *drabaz). Compare Low German drabbe (silt).

First attested as Dutch drabbe (sediment) in 1599.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /drɑp/
  • Hyphenation: drab
  • Rhymes: -ɑp

Noun

drab f or n (uncountable, diminutive drabje n)

  1. sediment, dregs
  2. goop, filth, mucus

Old Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *drabь.

Noun

drab f

  1. ladder

Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from Czech dráb.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /drap/

Noun

drab m pers

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) large, imposing man

Declension


Romani

Etymology

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Noun

drab m

  1. medicine

Descendants

  • Russian: драп (drap, marijuana)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • dull and monotonous.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)