Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bedraggled or untidy person; a slut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A slattern who suffers her gown to trail in the mire; a drabble-tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A slut or slattern; a slovenly woman.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Implying that such a person's gown trailed in the mire / along the ground.

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