What does the word Drouth mean?

Usage examples for Drouth

  1. The drouth killed his first crop, and the winter caught him in debt. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. The only right way for pardners to come, is to come down free gifts from above, free as the sun, or the showers- that fall down in a drouth- and perfectly unbeknown, like them. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  3. " Have a drink of water," suggested Paul, who had already adopted this care for drouth, with satisfactory results. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke