draughty

[draf-tee, drahf-]
Related formsdraught·i·ly, adverbdraught·i·ness, noun

drafty

[draf-tee, drahf-]
adjective, draft·i·er, draft·i·est.
  1. characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable.
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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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?

    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?

  • "Happy Fanny" toiled in a cold and draughty out-house with a couple of 6-pdrs.

    A Company of Tanks

    W. H. L. Watson


British Dictionary definitions for draughty

draughty

US drafty

adjective draughtier or draughtiest or US draftier or draftiest
  1. characterized by or exposed to draughts of air
Derived Formsdraughtily or US draftily, adverbdraughtiness or US draftiness, noun

drafty

adjective draftier or draftiest
  1. the usual US spelling of draughty
Derived Formsdraftily, adverbdraftiness, 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.

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