drubber


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to drubber: outlined, overhyped, scrutinised

drub

 (drŭb)
v. drubbed, drub·bing, drubs
v.tr.
1. To thrash with a stick.
2. To instill forcefully: drubbed the lesson into my head.
3.
a. To defeat soundly.
b. To berate harshly.
4. To stamp (the feet).
v.intr.
1. To beat the ground; stamp.
2. To pound; throb.
n.
A blow with a heavy instrument, such as a stick.

[Perhaps Arabic dialectal ḍrab, from ḍaraba, to hit; see ṣ́rb in Semitic roots.]

drub′ber n.

drubber

(ˈdrʌbə)
n
a person who drubs or thrashes
References in periodicals archive ?
But the 33-year-old Wexford man said he's got more in common with corner boy Drubber from Trouble In Paradise than slick jockey Billy Tiernan in Rough Diamond.
In Trouble In Paradise I am on the opposite end of the scale with Drubber.
Billy wears tailored suits and has a model on each arm - but Drubber hangs on street corners drinking cans of beer.