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  • 1680s, "color of natural, undyed cloth," from Middle French drap "cloth, piece of cloth" (see drape (v.)). Figurative sense is c. 1880. Apparently not related to earlier word drab, meaning "a dirty, untidy woman" (1510s), "a prostitute" (1520s), which might be related to Irish drabog, Gaelic drabag "dirty woman," or perhaps it is connected with Low German drabbe "dirt;" compare drabble (Middle English drabelen) "to soil (something); trail in the mud or on the ground" (c. 1400). Ultimately perhaps from PIE *dher- (1) "to make muddy." Meaning "small, petty debt" (the sense in dribs and drabs) is 1828, of uncertain connection to the other senses.1400, 1510, 1520, 1680, 1828, 1880

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  • Drab (color) Drab is a dull, light-brown color. It originally took its name from a fabric of the same color made of undyed, homespun wool. The word was first used in English in the mid-16th century. It probably originated from the Old French word drap, which meant cloth. The word gradually came to mean dull, lifeless, or monotonous.
  • Drab Drab is an adjective for boring. "Drab" may also refer to:Drab (color), a dull light brown color Olive drab, a shade of green
  • Drab Majesty Drab Majesty is an American, Los Angeles-based musical project, founded by musician Deb Demure while working as the drummer for the band Marriages, in 2011. The project's first record was the 2012 EP Unarian Dances, first self-released and then re-released in 2014 on Lolipop Records. Since signing to Dais Records, Drab Majesty has released three albums - Careless (2015),The Demonstration (2017), and Modern Mirror (2019).
  • See the Beauty in Your Drab Hometown See the Beauty in Your Drab Hometown is the sixth studio album by the band Savoy. It was released on January 12, 2018. The title of the album comes from the opening line of the song "January Thaw".
  • Drab hemispingus The drab hemispingus is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae.
  • Drab whistler The drab whistler is a species of bird in the family Pachycephalidae. It is found in the Maluku Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
  • Marzenna Drab Marzenna Stefania Drab is a Polish politician who is a member of the Sejm of Poland and former acting Governor of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (2006).
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