draggle-tail [drag-uh l-teyl] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. slut; slattern.

Origin of draggle-tail First recorded in 1590–1600; draggle + tail1 Examples from the Web for draggle-tail Historical Examples of draggle-tail

  • She moved towards the door, with her draggle-tail of infants.

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill

  • She hasn’t a penny, and goes about tattered, a draggle-tail, and sells her birthright for a handful of cold potatoes.

    Stories and Pictures

    Isaac Loeb Peretz

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