Origin of bedraggled
verb (used with object), be·drag·gled, be·drag·gling.
Origin of bedraggle
Examples from the Web for bedraggled
The Brazilian defense, touted as impenetrable in pre-tournament hype, proved to be bedraggled, and porous.Brazil Slips Past Croatia, Thanks to Yuichi Nishimura|Tunku Varadarajan|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the end on the beach, the film shows the bedraggled crew, exhausted and relieved.In ‘The Project,’ the Stormy Battle to Take On Somali Pirates|Eli Lake|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Franklin and William, covered in sweat, their clothes spangled with countless leaves, made their bedraggled way back to the road.
We were sweaty and bedraggled, shirts untucked, ties yanked loose.
The film opens on the scene when Juliette is freed—Thomas inhales cigarette smoke slowly, looking forlorn and bedraggled.
He stared at the bedraggled one and pointed an accusing finger.Danger at the Drawbridge|Mildred A. Wirt
It was the grim resolution of a bent, bedraggled, but unbroken pride.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
At his heels followed his bedraggled, snaggle-toothed wife, a babe in her arms and another tugging at her skirts.Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas
He was wet, bedraggled, and as fierce as a famishing panther, but neither skill nor instinct guided him to anything.The Scouts of the Valley|Joseph A. Altsheler
Down past the terminal and out the Suburban track, bedraggled and undaunted, stalks the vagabond along the way of knowledge.The Best Short Stories of 1919|Various