One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
Late Middle English: variant of drought.
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