draggle

draggle

[drag-uhl]
verb (used with object), draggled, draggling.
1.
to soil by dragging over damp ground or in mud.
verb (used without object), draggled, draggling.
2.
to trail on the ground; be or become draggled.
3.
to follow slowly; straggle.

Origin:
1490–1500; drag + -le

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draggle (ˈdræɡəl)
 
vb
1.  to make or become wet or dirty by trailing on the ground; bedraggle
2.  (intr) to lag; dawdle
 
[C16: probably frequentative of drag]

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draggle
1510s, frequentative of 'drag. This led to draggle-tail "sloppy woman, woman whose skirts are wet and draggled" (1590s). Related: Draggled.
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