Origin of drubbing
verb (used with object), drubbed, drub·bing.
Origin of drub
Examples from the Web for drubbing
Her Food Network-colleague Guy Fieri opened a new restaurant and Times Square and received a drubbing in The New York Times.
She took a drubbing, fielding accusations of self-aggrandizement from the financial press and fans alike.
The Republican senator took a drubbing in his own state from Democratic strategist Pat Caddell.Burn! Sen. Lindsey Graham, ‘Leader of the Surrender Caucus’|David Catanese|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
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?|Tunku Varadarajan|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And even they gone—still the self undimmed, undaunted, that took its drubbing like a man.'The Return|Walter de la Mare
Now and then a drubbing, but who pays any attention to such things!Luna Benamor|Vicente Blasco Ibez
I don't think they're that bad, sir; they were meaning a bit of a scare, and maybe a drubbing or the likes.
And the commandant allowed this drubbing to stand as a sort of instalment of punishment when the man was brought up for trial.
But, then, what is to become of history, and the drubbing of the French?
verb drubs, drubbing or drubbed (tr)
Word Origin for drub
1630s (in an Oriental travel narrative), probably from Arabic darb "a beating," from daraba "he beat up" (see discussion in OED). Related: Drubbed; Drubbing.