What does the word drab mean?

Usage examples for drab

  1. It has hitherto been usual to paint the under part of the carriage white or drab, relieved by the same colour as the body, but in the present case the whole vehicle has been painted a dark green, the family colour of the Lord Mayor elect, relieved by large lines of gold upon the body, and gold and red upon the under carriage. – Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb by W. R. Roe
  2. 2. Light Blue,- inside of Snipe's wing,- body light Drab silk,- tail and legs grizzled hackle. – The Teesdale Angler by R Lakeland
  3. A drab of a housekeeper? – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins