bedraggle

bedraggle

[bih-drag-uhl]
verb (used with object), bedraggled, bedraggling.
to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.

Origin:
1720–30; be- + draggle

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bedraggle (bɪˈdræɡəl)
 
vb
(tr) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud

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bedraggle
1727, from be- + draggle, frequentative of drag.
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