drafty

[draf-tee, drahf-]

adjective, draft·i·er, draft·i·est.

characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable.

Nearby words

  1. drafting yard,
  2. draftsman,
  3. draftsmanship,
  4. draftsperson,
  5. draftswoman,
  6. drag,
  7. drag bunt,
  8. drag chain,
  9. drag coefficient,
  10. drag down

Also especially British, draught·y.

Origin of drafty

First recorded in 1840–50; draft + -y1

Related formsdraft·i·ly, adverbdraft·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for drafty

drafty

adjective draftier or draftiest

the usual US spelling of draughty
Derived Formsdraftily, adverbdraftiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for drafty

drafty

adj.

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

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