Definition of drouth in US English:

drouth

noun

Scottish
dialect
  • 1A drought.

    ‘the basin has never been dry, even in the terrible drouth of 1930’
    • ‘The latest of these to hit designer bars is Krusovice, a Czech beer of some note and an extremely welcome antidote to the drouth of Scottish youth.’
    • ‘Campbell once asserted that, while ‘drouth, hot winds, grasshoppers and so forth’ posed serious challenges, the ‘Greatest hazard’ to the success of his corporation was the ‘human element.’’
  • 2mass noun Thirst.

    ‘particular pubs opened before dawn to kill the drouth of the nightshift’

Origin

Late Middle English: variant of drought.

Pronunciation

drouth

/druθ//dro͞oTH/