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[trah-khuh l]
noun, verb (used with object), trau·chled, trau·chling. Scot.
  1. trachle.
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or trau·chle

[trah-khuh l]Scot.
  1. an exhausting effort, especially walking or working.
  2. an exhausted or bedraggled person.
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verb (used with object), tra·chled, tra·chling.
  1. to fatigue; tire; wear out.
  2. to bedraggle.
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Origin of trachle

1540–50; < Dutch dialect tragelen to walk laboriously; compare Dutch traag sluggish
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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


  1. work or a task that is tiring, monotonous, and lengthy
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  1. (intr) to walk or work slowly and wearily
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Word Origin for trauchle

C19: of uncertain origin
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