draughty [draf-tee, drahf-] Examples adjective, draught·i·er, draught·i·est. Chiefly British.

  1. drafty.

Related formsdraught·i·ly, adverbdraught·i·ness, noun drafty [draf-tee, drahf-] adjective, draft·i·er, draft·i·est.

  1. characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable.

Also especially British, draught·y. Origin of drafty First recorded in 1840–50; draft + -y1 Related formsdraft·i·ly, adverbdraft·i·ness, noun Examples from the Web for draughty Historical Examples of draughty

  • The corridor was dark, and draughty, and he was far from home; what was he to do?

    Follow My leader

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • She says it’s draughty; and you know how we all feel about draughts!

    Coming Home

    Edith Wharton

  • Rain had begun to fall; the streets looked wild and draughty.

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • Supposing the rooms are draughty—I hate a draught myself—where’s Toad?

    The Wind in the Willows

    Kenneth Grahame

  • “Happy Fanny” toiled in a cold and draughty out-house with a couple of 6-pdrs.

    A Company of Tanks

    W. H. L. Watson

  • British Dictionary definitions for draughty draughty US drafty adjective draughtier or draughtiest or US draftier or draftiest

    1. characterized by or exposed to draughts of air

    Derived Formsdraughtily or US draftily, adverbdraughtiness or US draftiness, noun drafty adjective draftier or draftiest

    1. the usual US spelling of draughty

    Derived Formsdraftily, adverbdraftiness, noun Word Origin and History for draughty adj.

    1846, from draught + -y (2).

    drafty adj.

    1580s, from draft + -y (2). Related: Draftiness.

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