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draggle-tail

[drag-uh l-teyl]
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noun
  1. slut; slattern.

Origin of draggle-tail

First recorded in 1590–1600; draggle + tail1
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Examples from the Web for draggle-tail

Historical Examples

  • She moved towards the door, with her draggle-tail of infants.

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill

  • She hasn't a penny, and goes about tattered, a draggle-tail, and sells her birthright for a handful of cold potatoes.

    Stories and Pictures

    Isaac Loeb Peretz