- to say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels.
- an act or utterance of a person who drawls.
Origin of drawl
Examples from the Web for drawler
Historical Examples of drawler
The butt must therefore be neither silent, nor slack, nor a drawler.Rowing
Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
"She's very expensive," murmured the drawler, who also would have enjoyed an acquaintanceship.
"He's hanging around that flossy Mrs. Scoville a good bit these days," observed the drawler.
- to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds
- the way of speech of someone who drawls
Word Origin for drawl
1590s, perhaps from Middle Dutch dralen, East Frisian draulen "to linger, delay," apparently an intensive of the root of draw (v.). Or else a native formation along the same lines. Related: Drawled; drawling. As a noun from 1760.