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draggle

[drag-uh l] /ˈdræg əl/
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
1490-1500; drag + -le
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British Dictionary definitions for draggle

draggle

/ˈdræɡəl/
verb
1.
to make or become wet or dirty by trailing on the ground; bedraggle
2.
(intransitive) to lag; dawdle
Word Origin
C16: probably frequentative of drag
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Word Origin and History for draggle
v.

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

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