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Extremely wet; drenched.
- ‘We rescued her and the wheelchair, and even though she was droukit she was still in full can belto voice.’
- ‘More than once in this pub, a contrast between the wet and the thoroughly drookit, Welsh is at pains to stress that writers simply aren't interesting.’
- ‘"Macca says, ' Sorry sweetheart, I'll get you another, ' giving a wink as the drookit lassie retreats to the ladies."’
Early 16th century: origin uncertain; cf. Old Norse drukna ‘to be drowned’.
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