drafty

If you can feel a chilly breeze in your bedroom even though the windows are closed, the room is drafty. Drafty spaces tend to make you shiver and grab an extra sweater.

The adjective drafty comes from draft, which meant "drawing or pulling" before it also came to mean "flow of a current of air." You'll most often find drafty describing rooms, buildings, and other enclosed spaces, like drafty tents, drafty schools, and drafty offices. In Britain, the spelling of this word reflects the way people used to pronounce it: draughty.

Definitions of drafty
  1. adjective
    not airtight
    synonyms: draughty
    leaky
    permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases
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