- to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
Origin of bedraggle
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Examples from the Web for bedraggle
Instead of cultivating your graces you bedraggle them with labor!For Gold or Soul?
Lurana W. Sheldon
- (tr) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
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Word Origin and History for bedraggle
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