slovenly and untidy.
characteristic or suggestive of a slattern.
in the manner of a slattern.
- slat·tern·li·ness, noun
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How to use slatternly in a sentence
He fell upon Mrs. Buttershaw, a slatternly and sour-visaged woman, and hurled at her a tornado of questions.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
She needed the grooming––this neglected, listless, slatternly old maid of a craft.The Cruise of the Shining Light | Norman Duncan
He had heard much of the slatternly women of the hills, women who bore drudgery and children, and early became hags.The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
The slatternly servant, who could speak only "Mex," had got no supper ready.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
After a little time a tall slatternly woman came to the door and looked sleepily out.The Slave of Silence | Fred M. White