DSL - SND1   DRAIK, v. and n. Also drake, drack, draak, drawk, drauk, +drach-, +drech-. The form daik (Jam.5) seems erroneous. Cf. DROKE. [drek, dra(:)k]     1. v.
    (1) To saturate, drench, slake, soak, esp. to soak meal in water (Per., Fif., Lth. Wilson, draik; Bwk. 1949 (per Abd.27), drawk; m.Dmf.3 c.1920, drack; Slk. 1949 (per Abd.27), Rxb. 1942 Zai, drawk). ¶With oot: to quench. Also fig. Ppl.adj. draket, wet, bedraggled. Also in n.Eng. dial.
    *Sc. a.1776 D. Herd Sc. Songs (2nd ed.) II. 99:
    His wig was like a drouket hen, And the tail o't hang doun, like a meikle maan lang draket gray goose-pen.
    *Per. 1933 W. Soutar Seeds in the Wind 35:
    Like it wud loup attour the müne An' draik the sma sternes oot.
    *Fif. a.1880 Mrs Morton in Sc. National Readings (1914) 168:
    She whyles took ane her meal to draik in.
    *Lth. 1813 G. Bruce Poems 76:
    Wi' water cauld hae drak'd their meal.
    *wm.Sc. 1868 Laird of Logan 387:
    Come awa, lads, my throat's as dry as a whistle, and gi'e me a dram to draik the dust.
    *Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr Duguid 123:
    I am of the opinion that folk are nooadays drakit with owre mony new-fangled drogs.
    *Gall. 1877 ``Saxon'' Gall. Gossip 276:
    The young minister came into the house drauk't wi sweat.

    (2) With up: to absorb, soak up.
    *Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
    The meal drackit up the waiter.

    2. n. +(1) Damp, wet weather; mist or rain (Arg.1 1940, obs.).
    *Kcb. 1902 A. J. Armstrong in Gallovidian IV. xvi. 189:
    I ga'ed to Ba'maghie the day In a' the drawk an' gloom.

    Hence drackie, drawky, etc., damp, wet, misty (Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn., drawky, droghey; Uls.1 c.1920, drakey).
    *Sc. 1824 R. Howden in Royal Sc. Minstr. 121:
    As I came down the drechy moor, A heard the coaches dunner.
    *wm.Sc. 1937 W. Hutcheson Chota Chants 20:
    The dreepy sky's a draukie scunner, A whole dry day's an awesome won'er.
    *Arg.1 c.1870:
    Isn't this the draaky day.
    *Kcb.4 1900:
    When rain falls, not in torrents but continuously, the day is said to be drackie.
    *Uls. 1901 Some Ulsterisms in North. Whig:
    ``A drachy day'' is also a wet day, but a wet day with the added unpleasantness of sloppiness, stickiness, and general moist discomfort.

    (2) In phr. +in the draik, in a slovenly, neglected and disordered state, like something that is put aside unfinished.
    *Mry. c.1780 R. Jamieson in Dunbar Poems (ed. Laing) II. 327:
    A superstition prevailed in Morayshire about 50 years ago to the effect that no female would leave her work in the draik on Christmas Eve.
    *Mry. 1806 R. Jamieson Pop. Ballads I. 288:
    He stennet in; hys hart did quaik; For ilka thyng lay in the draik.

    [O.Sc. drake, draik, to drench with water or other liquid, from 1561, drawk, id., from c.1420, drakie, wet, drizzly, 1650. Of uncertain origin. For the meaning cf. DROKE, DROUK and O.N. *drekk-, drakk-, drukk-, drekkja, to submerge (in Norw. dial., to soak), drukna, to drown, but the phonological relationships, if any, are unclear.]