draggle-tailed

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɹæɡl̩ˌteɪld/

Etymology[edit]

Taken from draggle (meaning a net drawn along the bottom of the water for fishing) this was originally applied to women whose dresses dragged along the ground behind them.

Adjective[edit]

draggle-tailed (comparative more draggle-tailed, superlative most draggle-tailed)

  1. (of a person or other animal) Slatternly, untidy, unkempt.