American English

Definition of drag noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    boring person/thing
  1. 1[singular] (informal) a boring person or thing; something that is annoying He's such a drag. Walking's a drag—let's drive there. Having to work late every day is a drag.
  2. someone or something stopping progress
  3. 2[singular] a drag on somebody/something (informal) a person or thing that makes progress difficult He came to be seen as a drag on his own party's prospects.
  4. on cigarette
  5. 3[countable] (informal) an act of breathing in smoke from a cigarette, etc. synonym draw She took a long drag on her cigarette.
  6. women's clothes
  7. 4[uncountable] (informal) clothes that are usually worn by the opposite sex (usually women's clothes worn by men) He performed in drag. a drag queen (= a man who dresses in women's clothes, usually in order to entertain people)
  8. physics
  9. 5[uncountable] the force of the air that acts against the movement of an aircraft or other vehicle see also main drag compare lift
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: drag