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drawl (v.)

1590s, "to speak in a slow, spiritless tone," a native intensive or frequentative formation from draw (v.), or else from Middle Dutch dralen, East Frisian draulen "to linger, delay," which are from the same root. Related: Drawled; drawling.

drawl (n.)

"slow, unanimated manner of utterance," 1760, from drawl (v.).

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