bedraggled

[bih-drag-uh ld]

adjective

limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.

Nearby words

  1. bedplate,
  2. bedpost,
  3. bedquilt,
  4. bedrabble,
  5. bedraggle,
  6. bedrail,
  7. bedrid,
  8. bedridden,
  9. bedrock,
  10. bedroll

Origin of bedraggled


Related formsun·be·drag·gled, adjective

bedraggle

[bih-drag-uh l]

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

bedraggled

adjective

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

bedraggle

verb

(tr) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
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Word Origin and History for bedraggled
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