[ drawl ]
/ drɔl /

verb (used with or without object)

to say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels.


an act or utterance of a person who drawls.

Origin of drawl

1590–1600; < Dutch or Low German dralen to linger


drawl·er, noundrawl·ing·ly, adverbdrawl·ing·ness, noundrawl·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for drawler

  • "He's hanging around that flossy Mrs. Scoville a good bit these days," observed the drawler.

    The Alternative|George Barr McCutcheon
  • 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.

    The Alternative|George Barr McCutcheon

British Dictionary definitions for drawler

/ (drɔːl) /


to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds


the way of speech of someone who drawls

Derived forms of drawl

drawler, noundrawling, adjectivedrawly, adjective

Word Origin for drawl

C16: probably frequentative of draw
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