adjective, draught·i·er, draught·i·est. Chiefly British.
Related formsdraught·i·ly, adverbdraught·i·ness, noun
adjective, draft·i·er, draft·i·est.
characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable.
Also especially British, draught·y.
Origin of drafty
Related formsdraft·i·ly, adverbdraft·i·ness, noun
First recorded in 1840–50; draft
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for draughty
Historical Examples of draughty
The corridor was dark, and draughty, and he was far from home; what was he to do?
She says it's draughty; and you know how we all feel about draughts!
Rain had begun to fall; the streets looked wild and draughty.
Supposing the rooms are draughty—I hate a draught myself—where's Toad?
"Happy Fanny" toiled in a cold and draughty out-house with a couple of 6-pdrs.
British Dictionary definitions for draughty
adjective draughtier or draughtiest or US draftier or draftiest
Derived Formsdraughtily or US draftily, adverbdraughtiness or US draftiness, noun
characterized by or exposed to draughts of air
adjective draftier or draftiestDerived Formsdraftily, adverbdraftiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for draughty
1580s, from draft + -y (2). Related: Draftiness.
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