- 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 drawls
Historical Examples of drawls
Of course I knew something must be wrong to make Drawls hurry like that.
"But how slow you are, Drawls," his wife called, with an accent of wonder.
"Drawls, I cannot help what everybody thinks of me," she said plaintively.
“Very aimiable of you I must say, my dears,” drawls out Mrs Rothwell.Nearly Lost but Dearly Won
Theodore P. Wilson
Colonel Markham drawls so, and Mr. Pottinger speaks through his nose.Margaret Capel, v. 3 of 3
- 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.