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slatternly

[slat-ern-lee] /ˈslæt ərn li/
adjective
1.
slovenly and untidy.
2.
characteristic or suggestive of a slattern.
adverb
3.
in the manner of a slattern.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; slattern + -ly
Related forms
slatternliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slatternly
adj.

1670s, from slattern + -ly (1).

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