- a beating; a sound thrashing.
- a decisive, humiliating defeat, as in a game or contest.
Origin of drubbing
- to beat with a stick or the like; cudgel; flog; thrash.
- to defeat decisively, as in a game or contest.
- to drive as if by flogging: Latin grammar was drubbed into their heads.
- to stamp (the feet).
- a blow with a stick or the like.
Origin of drub
Related Words for drubbingbeating, rout, thrashing, whipping, trouncing, dusting, licking, slaughter, walloping
Examples from the Web for drubbing
Contemporary Examples of drubbing
Her Food Network-colleague Guy Fieri opened a new restaurant and Times Square and received a drubbing in The New York Times.Chopped? Amanda Freitag Hopes Not
February 4, 2014
She took a drubbing, fielding accusations of self-aggrandizement from the financial press and fans alike.Can Suze Orman Save America?
November 10, 2013
The Republican senator took a drubbing in his own state from Democratic strategist Pat Caddell.Burn! Sen. Lindsey Graham, ‘Leader of the Surrender Caucus’
September 10, 2013
After the drubbing I gave James Turrell's Guggenheim mess, it's a pleasure to have found a Light And Space work I can get behind.Art at the Scrim-age Line
July 22, 2013
And conversely, how will Obama recover from this creaming, this drubbing at the hands of a man he despises?Was That Obama’s Dud Double Who Lost the Debate to Romney?
October 4, 2012
Historical Examples of drubbing
Then shall he not go without a ducking and eke a drubbing himself!The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
I fancy I had some vague notion of falling upon him and giving him a drubbing.Heart of Darkness
According to this fact I must admit, that he deserves a drubbing.Foma Gordyeff
Now and then a drubbing, but who pays any attention to such things!Luna Benamor
Vicente Blasco Ibez
Some of you men 'd be the better for a drubbing every day of your lives.Rhoda Fleming, Complete
- a beating, as with a stick, cudgel, etc
- a comprehensive or heavy defeat, esp in a sporting competition
- to beat as with a stick; cudgel; club
- to defeat utterly, as in a contest
- to drum or stamp (the feet)
- to instil with force or repetitionthe master drubbed Latin into the boys
- a blow, as from a stick
Word Origin for drub
Word Origin and History for drubbing
1630s (in an Oriental travel narrative), probably from Arabic darb "a beating," from daraba "he beat up" (see discussion in OED). Related: Drubbed; Drubbing.