Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To be careless of dress and dirty; be slovenly.
  • To be wasteful or improvident.
  • To waste, or fail to make a proper use of; spill or lose carelessly.

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

  • intransitive verb To be careless, negligent, or aswkward, esp. with regard to dress and neatness; to be wasteful.

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

  • verb To be careless, negligent, or awkward, especially with regard to dress and neatness.
  • verb To be wasteful.

Etymologies

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British English slat to throw or dash about.

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