draggle-tailed


draggle-tailed
/drag"euhl tayld'/, adj.
[1645-55; DRAGGLE-TAIL + -ED3]

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  • Draggle-tailed — Drag gle tailed , a. Untidy; sluttish; slatternly. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • draggle-tailed — adjective /ˈʤræɡlteld/ Slatternly, untidy, unkempt …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • Daggle-tailed — Daggle tail Dag gle tail (d[a^]g g l t[=a]l ), Daggle tailed Dag gle tailed ( t[=a]ld ), a. Having the lower ends of garments defiled by trailing in mire or filth; draggle tailed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dugged —  draggle tailed. Exm …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • dudded —  draggle tailed. Exm …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • girred —  draggle tailed. Exm …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Uncleanness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Uncleanness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 uncleanness uncleanness &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity Sgm: N 1 immundity immundity immundicity Sgm: N 1 impurity impurity &c.???of mind ???>961 …   English dictionary for students

  • Daggle-tail — Dag gle tail (d[a^]g g l t[=a]l ), Daggle tailed Dag gle tailed ( t[=a]ld ), a. Having the lower ends of garments defiled by trailing in mire or filth; draggle tailed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English