droog

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Russian друг (drug, friend), in which sense it is used in the invented slang in Anthony Burgess's dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange (1962).

NounEdit

droog (plural droogs)

  1. A violent young gang member or a hooligan.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch drōghe, from Old Dutch *drougi, *drōgi, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰerǵʰ- (to strengthen; become hard or solid), from *dʰer- (to hold, hold fast, support). Compare Low German dröög, drög, West Frisian droech, English dry; cf. also German trocken.

AdjectiveEdit

droog (comparative droger, superlative droogst)

  1. dry
  2. arid

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VerbEdit

droog

  1. first-person singular present indicative of drogen
  2. imperative of drogen
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