Definition of drag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dræɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dræɡ//
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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. It’s a real drag having to go all the way to London for the interview. See related entries: Boredom
  2. somebody/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) men in drag
  8. physics
  9. 5 [uncountable] the force of the air that acts against the movement of an aircraft or other vehicle compare lift see also main drag
  10. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old English dragan or Old Norse draga ‘to draw’; the noun partly from Middle Low German dragge ‘grapnel, a grappling hook’.
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