verb (used without object), strag·gled, strag·gling.
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Origin of straggle
OTHER WORDS FROM stragglestraggler, nounstrag·gling·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for straggle
The bulls came in groups of three or four, followed by an occasional straggler.
It cannot, however, be looked upon as anything more than a very rare occasional straggler, by no means occurring every year.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
He turned to this gaunt straggler, supposing him to be "somebody's darling," and entered into conversation with him.
Testing out his theory he picked up a straggler, a man he knew but slightly, who happened to wander into the club at that moment.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun