[trah-khuh l]

noun, verb (used with object), trau·chled, trau·chling. Scot.


or trau·chle

[trah-khuh l]Scot.


an exhausting effort, especially walking or working.
an exhausted or bedraggled person.

verb (used with object), tra·chled, tra·chling.

to fatigue; tire; wear out.
to bedraggle.

Origin of trachle

1540–50; < Dutch dialect tragelen to walk laboriously; compare Dutch traag sluggish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for trauchle

Historical Examples of trauchle

  • He did kind o' revive after his dram, an' wi' nae sma' trauchle they got him to his bed.

    Betty Grier

    Joseph Waugh

British Dictionary definitions for trauchle



work or a task that is tiring, monotonous, and lengthy


(intr) to walk or work slowly and wearily

Word Origin for trauchle

C19: of uncertain origin
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