Definition of draggle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdraɡ(ə)l/


[with object]
1Make (something) dirty or wet, typically by trailing it through mud or water: (as adjective draggled) she wore a draggled skirt
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  • She draggles her shawl.
  • He would not creep about the country with moaning voice and melancholy eyes, with draggled dress and outward signs of wretchedness.
  • A draggled muslin cap on his head and a dirty gunny-sack about his slim hips proclaimed him cook of the decidedly dirty ship's galley in which I found myself.
1.1 [no object] Hang untidily: red hairs draggled dispiritedly from her chignon
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  • Her fur was staring wet, draggled into points, and her tail was thick with black mud.
1.2 [no object] archaic Trail behind others; lag behind: they draggled at the heels of his troop
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  • With heavy hearts they draggled at the heels of his troop, as they marched down to the river-side to embark.


Early 16th century: diminutive and frequentative of drag.

Words that rhyme with draggle

gaggle, haggle, raggle-taggle, straggle, waggle

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Line breaks: drag¦gle

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