streel

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Irish straoille (untidy person).

Noun[edit]

streel (plural streels)

  1. A disreputable woman, a slut.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Cissy came up along the strand with the two twins and their ball with her hat anyhow on her to one side after her run and she did look a streel tugging the two kids along with the flimsy blouse she bought only a fortnight before like a rag on her back and bit of her petticoat hanging like a caricature.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare stroll and streal.

Verb[edit]

streel (third-person singular simple present streels, present participle streeling, simple past and past participle streeled)

  1. (colloquial) To trail along; to saunter or be drawn along, carelessly, swaying in a kind of zigzag motion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Thackeray to this entry?)

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streel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of strelen
  2. imperative of strelen

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