from The Century Dictionary.

  • Trashy; of no worth; filthy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Filthy; worthless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete filthy; worthless


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Anglo-Saxon daerstan, dresten, dregs.


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  • So I intend to inform the OED that the word drasty has been revived and brought into gen-u-wine contemporary use in a 2005 poem, and I want to see it in the next edition with the Chasar citation. DRASTY CONCHES. 2005

  • Unsure if this was the intended meaning, I took advantage of the miracle of the internet and asked the author, who said that it was; furthermore, it was a reminiscence of Chaucer's tale of Sir Thopas, where Chaucer is interrupted by the Host and told, "Thy drasty rymyng is nat worth a toord!" DRASTY CONCHES. 2005

  • Interestingly enough, drasty was sometimes misread/misprinted as drafty that darned long s, no doubt, and it appears that way in some editions of Chaucer. DRASTY CONCHES. 2005


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