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draggle-tailed

[drag-uh l-teyld]
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adjective
  1. untidy; bedraggled; slovenly.

Origin of draggle-tailed

First recorded in 1645–55; draggle-tail + -ed3
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British Dictionary definitions for draggletailed

draggletailed

adjective
  1. archaic (esp of a woman) bedraggled; besmirched
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