slatternly

[ slat-ern-lee ]
/ ˈslæt ərn li /

adjective

slovenly and untidy.
characteristic or suggestive of a slattern.

adverb

in the manner of a slattern.

Origin of slatternly

First recorded in 1670–80; slattern + -ly
Related formsslat·tern·li·ness, noun
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slatternly


adj.

1670s, from slattern + -ly (1).

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