slattern

  • 1 Slattern — Slat tern, a. Resembling a slattern; sluttish; slatterny. The slattern air. Gay. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Slattern — Slat tern, n. A woman who is negligent of her dress or house; one who is not neat and nice. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Slattern — Slat tern, v. t. To consume carelessly or wastefully; to waste; with away. [R.] Chesterfield. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 slattern — (n.) 1630s, a rude, ill bred woman, probably related to Low Ger. Slattje, Du. slodder, dialectal Swed. slata slut (in the older, non sexual sense). Cf. dialectal English verb slatter to spill or splash awkwardly, to waste, used of women or girls… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 slattern — ► NOUN dated ▪ a dirty, untidy woman. DERIVATIVES slatternly adjective. ORIGIN related to dialect slatter «to spill or slop», of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 slattern — [slat′ərn] n. [< dial. slatter, to spill, slop < or akin to ON slattari, idler] 1. a woman who is careless and sloppy in her habits, appearance, work, etc. 2. a sexually promiscuous woman; slut …

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  • 7 slattern — noun /ˈslætɜːn/ a) A slut. 3. Cookery is familiar to her, with the price and quality of provisions; and she is a ready accountant. Her chief view, however, is to serve her mother and lighten her cares. She holds cleanliness and neetness to be… …

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  • 8 slattern — [[t]slæ̱tə(r)n[/t]] slatterns N COUNT (disapproval) A slattern is a dirty untidy woman. [OLD FASHIONED] …

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  • 9 slattern — I. noun Etymology: probably from German schlottern to hang loosely, slouch; akin to Dutch slodderen to hang loosely, slodder slut Date: circa 1639 an untidy slovenly woman; also slut, prostitute II. adjective Date: 1684 slatternly …

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  • 10 slattern — /slat euhrn/, n. 1. a slovenly, untidy woman or girl. 2. a slut; harlot. [1630 40; perh. akin to dial. slatter to splash, spill < ?] * * * …

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  • 11 slattern — Synonyms and related words: baggage, bimbo, blowsy, crone, dowdy, drab, draggletailed, fallen woman, frowsy, frump, gammer, hag, harlot, hog, hooker, hussy, hustler, jade, litterbug, loose woman, pig, pro, prostitute, schlep, schlump, slob,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 slattern — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sloven; slut, trollop. See uncleanness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. trollop, whore, tramp, hussy, strumpet; see also prostitute . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts… …

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  • 13 slattern — slat|tern [ˈslætən US ərn] n old fashioned [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from German schlottern to hang loosely ] a dirty, untidy woman used to show disapproval >slatternly adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 slattern — slat|tern [ slætərn ] noun count OLD FASHIONED an insulting word for a woman who looks messy or dirty …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 slattern — slat·tern || slætÉœrn / tɜːn n. woman or girl who is untidy and slovenly in appearance or habits adj. untidy, slovenly, sloppy …

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  • 16 slattern — [ slat(ə)n] noun dated a dirty, untidy woman. Derivatives slatternliness noun slatternly adjective Origin C17: related to slattering slovenly , from dialect slatter to spill or slop …

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  • 17 slattern — I. n. Slut, drab, draggletail, slovenly woman. II. a. Slovenly, slatternly, sluttish …

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  • 18 slattern — noun (C) old fashioned a dirty untidy woman slatternly adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 slattern — n 1. drab, draggletail, slut, trollop, Sl. slob, dowdy, frump, slovenly woman. 2. tramp, hussy, wanton, loose or fallen woman, woman of ill repute; harlot, strumpet, prostitute, whore, U.S. Sl. tart, streetwalker, Sl. hustler, Sl. hooker, lady of …

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  • 20 slattern — slat·tern …

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