draggle-tail
noun Date: 1596 slattern

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Draggle-tail — Drag gle tail , n. A slattern who suffers her gown to trail in the mire; a drabble tail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draggle-tail — /drag euhl tayl /, n. slut; slattern. [1590 1600; DRAGGLE + TAIL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • draggle tail — n. whore, prostitute; slattern …   English contemporary dictionary

  • draggle-tail — n. Slut, drab, sloven, slattern, dowdy, slovenly woman …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • draggle-tail — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a woman who lets her skirt trail along the ground 2. : slattern …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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-tailed — /drag euhl tayld /, adj. untidy; bedraggled; slovenly. [1645 55; DRAGGLE TAIL + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • draggle-tailed — /drag euhl tayld /, adj. untidy; bedraggled; slovenly. [1645 55; DRAGGLE TAIL + ED3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Daggle-tail — Dag gle tail ( t[=a]l ), n. A slovenly woman; a slattern; a draggle tail. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drabble-tail — Drab ble tail , n. A draggle tail; a slattern. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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