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bedraggled

[ bih-drag-uh ld ]
/ bɪˈdræg əld /
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adjective

limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.

RELATED WORDS

seedy, threadbare, untidy, run-down, disheveled, disordered, dilapidated, muddy, faded, dirty, wet, muddied, soiled, drenched, sullied, dripping, decrepit, dowdy, messy, shabby

Nearby words

bedplate, bedpost, bedquilt, bedrabble, bedraggle, bedraggled, bedrail, bedrid, bedridden, bedrock, bedroll

Origin of bedraggled

Related formsun·be·drag·gled, adjective

Definition for bedraggled (2 of 2)

bedraggle

[ bih-drag-uh l ]
/ bɪˈdræg əl /

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

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

Origin of bedraggle

First recorded in 1720–30; be- + draggle
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British Dictionary definitions for bedraggled (1 of 2)

bedraggled

/ (bɪˈdræɡəld) /

adjective

(of hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud

British Dictionary definitions for bedraggled (2 of 2)

bedraggle

/ (bɪˈdræɡəl) /

verb

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