also DROTEN, DROTYNE
Note: from E-HAL:
"It is still used in the North under the form 'drite'. (see etymology below)
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E-NED, E-HUN show the etymology as unknown, or doubtful.
From: A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect, Rev. J.C. Atkinson, 1868
From: A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, James Murray, 1888-1933