bedraggled

[ bih-drag-uh ld ]
/ bɪˈdræg əld /

adjective

limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.

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Origin of bedraggled

OTHER WORDS FROM bedraggled

un·be·drag·gled, adjective

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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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