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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from DRAW1

drawl

verb
     
drawl [intransitive and transitive]
to speak slowly, with vowel sounds that are longer than usual:
'Can't do that,' he drawled languidly.
drawl noun [singular]
'What you got there?' he asked in a slow Texan drawl.

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