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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRUBBING

Then shall he not go without a ducking and eke a drubbing himself!

I fancy I had some vague notion of falling upon him and giving him a drubbing.

According to this fact I must admit, that he deserves a drubbing.

Now and then a drubbing, but who pays any attention to such things!

Some of you men 'd be the better for a drubbing every day of your lives.

Not knowing what else to do, I have given him a drubbing whose appearance I took.

So I will give you a drubbing, if you will fight me, as soon as I am able.

Little; for the drubbing of a Highlandman is a thing not worth mentioning.

What sort of a fellow are you, damn it all, that you can't stand a drubbing?

I laughed, for the man had got his drubbing after all, through me if not by me.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s (in an Oriental travel narrative), probably from Arabic darb "a beating," from daraba "he beat up" (see discussion in OED). Related: Drubbed; Drubbing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DRUBBING

beating

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