drom, drum noun a road, street; the earth 19-. etymology: Romany; perhaps a development of Scots ‘a long, raised strip of land’ which is a development from Scots Gaelic druim; also collected by Simson (1865) and Galloway and Pertshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies; form drum collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies note:

Grellmann (1787) collected the form drum ‘A voyage; journey.’ from Continental gipsies.

Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the form Drom., n., ‘Road, way, path, lane, street, etc., fashion, manner.’ from English Gypsies.

Form ‘drom’ attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013)