slatternly

slatternly

[slat-ern-lee]
adjective
1.
slovenly and untidy.
2.
characteristic or suggestive of a slattern.
adverb
3.
in the manner of a slattern.

Origin:
1670–80; slattern + -ly

slatternliness, noun
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slattern (ˈslætən)
 
n
a slovenly woman or girl; slut
 
[C17: probably from slattering, from dialect slatter to slop; perhaps from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse sletta to slap]
 
'slatternly
 
adj
 
'slatternliness
 
n

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