- slovenly and untidy.
- characteristic or suggestive of a slattern.
- in the manner of a slattern.
Origin of slatternly
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Examples from the Web for slatternly
For the most part they were heavy, frowsy creatures, slatternly and uncouth.The Golden Woman
Minerva was a woman of pretty good sense, but of slatternly habits.Plantation Sketches
Slatternly women and scared children bolted for their burrows.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
If they are slatternly and dirty, the largest cottages would not improve them.The Toilers of the Field
These were slatternly in appearance, but were very attentive and kind-hearted.A Girl's Ride in Iceland
Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
Word Origin and History for slatternly
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