draggle-tail

[ drag-uh l-teyl ]
/ ˈdræg əlˌteɪl /

noun

slut; slattern.

Origin of draggle-tail

First recorded in 1590–1600; draggle + tail1
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Examples from the Web for draggle-tail

  • She moved towards the door, with her draggle-tail of infants.

    The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
  • She hasn't a penny, and goes about tattered, a draggle-tail, and sells her birthright for a handful of cold potatoes.

    Stories and Pictures|Isaac Loeb Peretz