characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable.
- Also especially British, draught·y .
- draft·i·ly, adverb
- draft·i·ness, noun
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How to use drafty in a sentence
Replace weatherstrippingYou probably won’t notice a drafty door until the weather becomes colder.Here are 9 home maintenance tasks for your October to-do list | Jeanne Huber | September 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Otherwise, even if you’re a cold sleeper, one blanket—depending of course on other factors, like how cool or drafty your home is—should suffice.Best throw blanket: Cotton, cashmere, and more cozy, soft options for all seasons | Florie Korani | July 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
For example, if you have a particularly drafty room in your home, plugging in and snuggling under an electric blanket to read a book or watch a movie can be an amazing treat that might be worth it to you.Best heated throw blanket: Bundle up with these electric blankets | PopSci Commerce Team | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
But most of the abandoned houses, with sagging roofs and drafty walls, are just there.
Mostly because Oye, This Cell Is drafty had already been used for Escape From Alcatraz, years before.20 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Shawshank Redemption' | Bill Schulz | August 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our older rental is drafty, has an older operating system, etc.
He knelt on the drafty hearth, placed the bag of gold beside his knee, and thrust both arms into the black maw of the chimney.The Harbor Master | Theodore Goodridge Roberts
It had been built in Elizabethan times and was cold, drafty and uncomfortable, with not one modern convenience.Greener Than You Think | Ward Moore
Nothing is more uncomfortable in winter than cold and drafty floors.If You're Going to Live in the Country | Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
His head was already aching from the wine and he did not feel comfortable in the drafty old building.The Lamp That Went Out | Augusta Groner
He got houses mended, having rails put on leaking roofs, and Indian mats hung over drafty huts.The Pocahontas-John Smith Story | Pocahontas Wight Edmunds
British Dictionary definitions for drafty
the usual US spelling of draughty
- draftily, adverb
- draftiness, noun
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