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draughty

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

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 of drafty
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; draft + -y1
Related forms
draftily, adverb
draftiness, noun
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  • The corridor was dark, and draughty, and he was far from home; what was he to do?

    Follow My leader Talbot Baines Reed
  • She says it's draughty; and you know how we all feel about draughts!

    Coming Home Edith Wharton
  • Rain had begun to fall; the streets looked wild and draughty.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • Supposing the rooms are draughty—I hate a draught myself—where's Toad?

    The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
  • "Happy Fanny" toiled in a cold and draughty out-house with a couple of 6-pdrs.

    A Company of Tanks W. H. L. Watson
  • The others had gone on; they were alone in the draughty wings.

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • The lower hall was dark and draughty, and smelled of boiling vegetables.

    Saturday's Child Kathleen Norris
  • Besides, it was draughty out there, and George takes cold easily.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • The Piazza del Ges is considered to be the most draughty place in Rome.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • Edward again went on walking and waiting under the draughty roof.

    Desperate Remedies Thomas Hardy
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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