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bedraggled

[bih-drag-uh ld] /bɪˈdræg əld/
adjective
1.
limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
Origin of bedraggled
Related forms
unbedraggled, adjective

bedraggle

[bih-drag-uh l] /bɪˈdræg əl/
verb (used with object), bedraggled, bedraggling.
1.
to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt.
Origin
1720-30; be- + draggle
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bedraggled

/bɪˈdræɡəld/
adjective
1.
(of hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud

bedraggle

/bɪˈdræɡəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud
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Word Origin and History for bedraggled
adj.

1727, past participle adjective from bedraggle.

bedraggle

v.

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

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