Tell Susie, when you get home, that we'll straggle in by supper-time.
Do they straggle along so loosely as to escape particular notice?
The eight o'clock chimes spoke as Hinton clumped downstairs, and a few moments later Forbes's guests began to straggle in.
Nothing was allowed to straggle, or to take up more than its share of room.
It was not until daylight that the head of the column began to straggle into Parco, on the southern road.
Complaining not, they straggle down to their bunks to change their clothes.
I marched about half an hour and had to fall out of ranks and straggle along as best I could.
Any man that says I straggle is a liar—exceptin' the colonel, and he's mistaken.
Save that the last of the runners began to straggle a little, there was no change in the second quarter.
We do not find any of our men inclined to straggle, after what they have seen.
c.1400, "to wander from the proper path, to rove from one's companions," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian stragla "to walk laboriously"), or a frequentative of straken "to move, go." Specifically of soldiers from 1520s. Related: Straggled; straggling.