bedraggle

[ bih-drag-uhl ]
/ bɪˈdræg əl /

verb (used with object), be·drag·gled, be·drag·gling.

to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.

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Origin of bedraggle

First recorded in 1720–30; be- + draggle
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Example sentences from the Web for bedraggle

  • Instead of cultivating your graces you bedraggle them with labor!

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British Dictionary definitions for bedraggle

bedraggle
/ (bɪˈdræɡəl) /

verb

(tr) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
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