straggly

[strag-lee]
adjective, stragglier, straggliest.
straggling; rambling.

Origin:
1865–70; straggle + -y1

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straggle (ˈstræɡəl)
 
vb
1.  to go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way; stray
2.  to linger behind or wander from a main line or part
 
[C14: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to strake and stretch]
 
'straggler
 
n
 
'straggling
 
adj
 
'stragglingly
 
adv
 
'straggly
 
adj

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She wears her steel-gray hair pulled back in a straggly bun.
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