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draggle

[ drag-uhl ]

verb (used with object)

, drag·gled, drag·gling.
  1. to soil by dragging over damp ground or in mud.


verb (used without object)

, drag·gled, drag·gling.
  1. to trail on the ground; be or become draggled.
  2. to follow slowly; straggle.

draggle

/ ˈdræɡəl /

verb

  1. to make or become wet or dirty by trailing on the ground; bedraggle
  2. intr to lag; dawdle


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Word History and Origins

Origin of draggle1

First recorded in 1490–1500; drag + -le
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Word History and Origins

Origin of draggle1

C16: probably frequentative of drag
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Example Sentences

The party was made up of a ferret-faced man with a red nose, a draggle-tailed woman, and a child in a crazy perambulator.

I have nothing to do with such milk-sop organizations, or the donkeys that draggle at their heels.

No one knew of it save Bough Van Busch and the draggle-tailed woman.

A few feet from the coach the water appeared to deepen, and the bear-skin to draggle.

She hasn't a penny, and goes about tattered, a draggle-tail, and sells her birthright for a handful of cold potatoes.

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