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trauchle

[trah-khuh l]
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noun, verb (used with object), trau·chled, trau·chling. Scot.
  1. trachle.

trachle

or trau·chle

[trah-khuh l]Scot.
noun
  1. an exhausting effort, especially walking or working.
  2. an exhausted or bedraggled person.
verb (used with object), tra·chled, tra·chling.
  1. to fatigue; tire; wear out.
  2. to bedraggle.

Origin of trachle

1540–50; < Dutch dialect tragelen to walk laboriously; compare Dutch traag sluggish
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Historical Examples

  • He did kind o' revive after his dram, an' wi' nae sma' trauchle they got him to his bed.

    Betty Grier

    Joseph Waugh


British Dictionary definitions for trauchle

trauchle

noun
  1. work or a task that is tiring, monotonous, and lengthy
verb
  1. (intr) to walk or work slowly and wearily

Word Origin

C19: of uncertain origin
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