Words and Phrases



thirst; a heavy drinker; thirsty

Alternative spelling/meaning:

drooth; drouthy

In Literature:

Excerpt from To the Potatoe by James Orr

Might steep an’ still, for comrades drouthy
a bing o’ hampers

Excerpt from Written the next morning after having dined and supped with the Rev. Messrs. T. and B. by Hugh Porter

Yet, water, for to tell the truth,
is famous ay for quenchin’ drouth

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