Drabbled
Drabble Drab"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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  • drabbled — drab·ble || dræbl v. besmear; bedraggle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drabble — [drab′əl] vt. drabbled, drabbling [ME drabelen, akin to (or < ?) LowG drabbeln, to walk in mud or water] to make wet and dirty by dragging in mud and water; draggle vi. to become drabbled …   English World dictionary

  • Drabble — Drab ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drabbling — Drabble Drab ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drabbling}.] [???.See {Drab}, {Draff}.] To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drabble — /drab euhl/, v.t., v.i., drabbled, drabbling. to draggle; make or become wet and dirty. [1350 1400; ME drabelen < MLG drabbeln to wade in liquid mud, bespatter, equiv. to drabbe liquid mud + eln freq. v. suffix; see DRAB2, DRAFF] * * * …   Universalium

  • bedraggled — Synonyms and related words: beat up, befouled, besmirched, blowzy, careless, chintzy, decrepit, defiled, dilapidated, dirtied, dirty, down at heel, drabbled, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, drenched, faded, fouled, frowzy, frumpish,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • besmirched — Synonyms and related words: bedraggled, befouled, blackened, blotchy, darkened, defiled, dingy, dirtied, dirty, discolored, drabbled, draggled, fouled, foxed, foxy, fuliginous, grimy, impure, indecent, inky, maculate, muddy, murky, smirched,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • draggled — Synonyms and related words: beat up, bedraggled, befouled, besmirched, blowzy, careless, chintzy, defiled, dilapidated, dirtied, drabbled, drabbletailed, draggletailed, fouled, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, grubby, in rags, informal, loose, lumpen,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fouled — Synonyms and related words: bedraggled, befouled, besmirched, blocked, bound, choked, choked up, clogged, clogged up, congested, constipated, costive, defiled, dirtied, drabbled, draggled, foul, full, infarcted, jammed, obstipated, obstructed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smirched — Synonyms and related words: bedraggled, befouled, besmirched, blackened, blotchy, darkened, defiled, dingy, dirtied, dirty, discolored, drabbled, draggled, fouled, foxed, foxy, fuliginous, grimy, impure, indecent, inky, maculate, muddy, murky,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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