[ bih-drag-uhld ]
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  1. limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.

Origin of bedraggled


Other words from bedraggled

  • un·be·drag·gled, adjective

Words Nearby bedraggled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bedraggled in a sentence

  • We were sweaty and bedraggled, shirts untucked, ties yanked loose.

    To Shoot or Not to Shoot | Edward Conlon | April 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • They presented an uncouth spectacle bedraggled as they were with grime and dirty water.

    Spacewrecked on Venus | Neil R. Jones
  • Mrs. John C. was bedraggled from loss of sleep, and defeat sat upon her shining brow.

    Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
  • He is dressed neither in a rainbow, nor bedraggled with blood.

    Lectures on Landscape | John Ruskin
  • Professor Zepplin made a joke of his own bedraggled condition, and the boys gave slight heed to theirs.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
  • The bedraggled cat lapped milk, protected from the resentful jealousy of the station's regular feline attach by the one-eyed cook.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day

British Dictionary definitions for bedraggled


/ (bɪˈdræɡəld) /

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

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