Etymology
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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.).

updated on October 06, 2018

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Definitions of drawl from WordNet
1
drawl (v.)
lengthen and slow down or draw out;
drawl one's vowels
2
drawl (n.)
a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.