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draggle

[ drag-uhl ]
/ ˈdræg əl /
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verb (used with object), drag·gled, drag·gling.
to soil by dragging over damp ground or in mud.
verb (used without object), drag·gled, drag·gling.
to trail on the ground; be or become draggled.
to follow slowly; straggle.
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Origin of draggle

First recorded in 1490–1500; drag + -le
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British Dictionary definitions for draggle

draggle
/ (ˈdræɡəl) /

verb
to make or become wet or dirty by trailing on the ground; bedraggle
(intr) to lag; dawdle

Word Origin for draggle

C16: probably frequentative of drag
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