Draggle
Draggle Drag"gle, v. i. To be dragged on the ground; to become wet or dirty by being dragged or trailed in the mud or wet grass. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

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  • draggle — 1510s, frequentative of DRAG. (Cf. drag.) This led to draggle tail sloppy woman, woman whose skirts are wet and draggled (1590s). Related: Draggled …   Etymology dictionary

  • Draggle — Drag gle (dr[a^]g g l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draggled} (dr[a^]g g ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Draggling} (dr[a^]g gl[i^]ng).] [Freq. of drag. [root]73. Cf. {Drawl}.] To wet and soil by dragging on the ground, mud, or wet grass; to drabble; to trail.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draggle — [drag′əl] vt. draggled, draggling [freq. of DRAG] to make wet and dirty by dragging in mud or water vi. 1. to be or become draggled; trail on the ground 2. to lag behind; straggle …   English World dictionary

  • draggle — v. 1 tr. make dirty or wet or limp by trailing. 2 intr. hang trailing. 3 intr. lag; straggle in the rear. Phrases and idioms: draggle tailed (of a woman) with untidily trailing skirts. Etymology: DRAG + LE(4) …   Useful english dictionary

  • draggle — verb (draggled; draggling) Etymology: frequentative of drag Date: 1513 transitive verb to make wet and dirty by dragging intransitive verb 1. to trail on the ground 2. straggle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • draggle — /drag euhl/, v., draggled, draggling. v.t. 1. to soil by dragging over damp ground or in mud. v.i. 2. to trail on the ground; be or become draggled. 3. to follow slowly; straggle. [1490 1500; DRAG + LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • draggle — verb to make, or to become, wet and muddy by dragging along the ground …   Wiktionary

  • draggle — Synonyms and related words: bag, bedrabble, bedraggle, cascade, daggle, dangle, depend, drabble, drag, drape, draw, droop, fall, flap, flop, flow, hale, hang, hang down, haul, heave, lop, lug, nod, pend, pull, sag, snake, swag, swing, take in tow …   Moby Thesaurus

  • draggle — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To hang or cause to hang down and be pulled along behind: drag, trail, train. See HANG …   English dictionary for students

  • draggle — drag·gle || drægl v. wet and soil by dragging on wet ground or mud or wet grass …   English contemporary dictionary

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