drafty 1580s, from DRAFT (Cf. draft) + -Y (Cf. -y) (2).

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  • drafty — draft y adj. not airtight; allowing in currents of air, especially uncomfortably cold air; of buildings. Syn: draughty. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drafty — (Brit. draughty) ► ADJECTIVE (draftier, draftiest) ▪ uncomfortable because of draughts of cold air …   English terms dictionary

  • drafty — [draf′tē] adj. draftier, draftiest letting in, having, or exposed to a draft or drafts of air, esp. an unwanted draft draftily adv. draftiness n …   English World dictionary

  • drafty — n. a draft beer; beer. □ How about a cold drafty? □ Another drafty, Tom? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drafty — adjective (draftier; est) Date: 1846 exposed to or abounding in drafts of air < a drafty room > • draftily adverb • draftiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drafty — adj. Drafty is used with these nouns: ↑corridor, ↑room, ↑window …   Collocations dictionary

  • drafty — draft|y [ dræfti ] adjective a drafty room or building is uncomfortable because it has cold air blowing through it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drafty — draftily, adv. draftiness, n. /draf tee, drahf /, adj., draftier, draftiest. characterized by or admitting currents of air, usually uncomfortable. Also, esp. Brit., draughty. [1840 50; DRAFT + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • drafty — adjective /ˈdɹɑːfti,ˈdɹæfti/ Characterized by gusts of wind; windy …   Wiktionary

  • drafty — Synonyms and related words: aeolian, airish, airy, blasty, blowy, blustering, blusterous, blustery, boreal, breezy, brisk, favonian, flawy, fresh, gusty, puffy, squally, windy …   Moby Thesaurus

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