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From drift +‎ -y.


drifty (comparative driftier, superlative driftiest)

  1. Tending or seeming to drift
    • 1988 November 18, Renaldo Migaldi, “Shrimp Boat”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      The first time I heard them struggling with their electric instruments and singing in cracked falsettos, I imagined a line of fishing boats puttering off into the fogbound sea of a cold New England morn. "Ah, Shrimp Boat," I exclaimed, "what a fine name for sounds so churning and drifty!"
  2. (dialectal) Abounding with driving snow or drift.

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