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DRAB, noun

1. A strumpet; a prostitute.

2. A low, sluttish woman. [This seems to be the sense in which it is generally used in New England.]

3. A kind of wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans. Its bottom is shelving or inclining that the water may drain off.

DRAB, noun [Latin] A kind of thick woolen cloth.

DRAB, adjective Being of a dun color, like the cloth so called.

DRAB, verb intransitive To associate with strumpets.