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adjective, drought·i·er, drought·i·est.
  1. dry.
  2. lacking rain.
  3. Chiefly British Dialect. thirsty.
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Also drouthy.

Origin of droughty

First recorded in 1595–1605; drought + -y1
Related formsdrought·i·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

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

    Scotch Wit and Humor

    W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe

  • Tlaloc was the god of rain—an important deity for a country where a droughty season was nothing less than a national disaster.

  • Mere making up of necessary water in droughty seasons is one thing, protection Quantity of water.

  • Once or twice a stray peasant stumbled on us, and was much surprised at our encampment in so droughty a locality.

    Travels in Arabia

    Bayard Taylor

  • With eager steps, droughty throats and keen desire they seek the wine cup yet again.

    London's Underworld

    Thomas Holmes