slatternly

[slat-ern-lee]

adjective

slovenly and untidy.
characteristic or suggestive of a slattern.

adverb

in the manner of a slattern.

Nearby words

  1. slather,
  2. slating,
  3. slatkin,
  4. slatted,
  5. slattern,
  6. slatting,
  7. slaty,
  8. slaughter,
  9. slaughterhouse,
  10. slaughterman

Origin of slatternly

First recorded in 1670–80; slattern + -ly

Related formsslat·tern·li·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for slatternly

slatternly

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper