EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with or without object) to say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels. noun an act or utterance of a person who drawls. Origin of drawl 1590–1600; < Dutch or Low German dralen to linger Related forms drawl·er, noun drawl·ing·ly, adverb drawl·ing·ness, noun drawl·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for drawler Historical Examples of drawler
The butt must therefore be neither silent, nor slack, nor a
"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. British Dictionary definitions for drawler verb to speak or utter (words) slowly, esp prolonging the vowel sounds noun the way of speech of someone who drawls Derived Forms drawler, noun drawling, adjective drawly, adjective Word Origin for drawl
C16: probably frequentative of
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Word Origin and History for drawler v.
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.
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