from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Slovenly; sluttish; trollopish.


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  • He evokes a cast of one "awkward booby", one "old grumbletonian", one "tall, trapesing, trolloping, talkative maypole" and one obliging girl with cheeks "as red as a pulpit cushion".

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  • When you ` re trolloping about with all these women, there are diseases and all kinds of things that you can bring back to your home.

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  • Or did he just feel silly trolloping around the country at his age and decide to go home?

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  • Again, we have that she was ‘a wanton hussy’; her ‘trolloping muse’ shamefacedly ‘wallowed in the mire’; but finally the historian is bound to confess ‘she was never dull’.

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  • "Yes, you abominable woman," cried the traveller, "many have seen the like before, and all will yet see the like again, that have aught to do with your trolloping sex!"

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  • The traipsing, trolloping humor of spring is in our veins; we feel that we must be about felling an aurochs or a narwhal for breakfast.

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  • She seems thanking the good old Dutch Deity of cleanliness and respectability that she herself is not like this poor trolloping giantess, degraded from the embrace of ocean and the unblemished circle of the sea.

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  • “The estate is just about as involved and mixed-up as an estate can well get, to the best of my knowledge; and I haven’t helped it any by what he let me have for this infernal headlight scheme which has finally gone trolloping forever to where the woodbine twineth.

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  • When the Society was formed, a number of women came out from Algonquin to organise, though Mrs. Johnnie Dunn did not see why in common sense they couldn't form a society themselves without a lot of women from town trolloping out to show them how to do something they all knew how to do already.

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  • May, what went out trolloping along the roads 'stead of she biding at home to mind the house and child!

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