from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One whose garments trail on the wet ground; a slattern; a draggletail.
- Having the lower ends or skirts of one's garments defiled with mud. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having the lower ends of garments defiled by trailing in mire or filth; draggle-tailed.
- noun A slovenly woman; a slattern; a draggle-tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete A
slovenly woman; a slattern; a draggle-tail.
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'Why conno yo say reet out' at it's a pleeace not fit for ony decent dog to put his head in, an 'an ill-mannert daggle-tail of a woman to keep it, as I'd like to sweep out wi th' bits of a morning, an 'leave her on th' muck-heap wheer she belongs? '