Definition of straggly in English:

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straggly

Pronunciation: /ˈstraɡ(ə)li/
/ˈstraɡli/

adjective (stragglier, straggliest)

Growing or spreading in an irregular, untidy way: his straggly dark hair
More example sentences
  • It was a shabby, straggly, unkempt little regiment, their faces chapped, their noses running in the cold.
  • She brushed the tangles out of her straggly red hair.
  • My dark brown hair was dirty and straggly, the longest strands falling just past my shoulders.
Synonyms
untidy, messy, unkempt, straggling, dishevelled, bedraggled
informal ratty

Words that rhyme with straggly

waggly

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: strag|gly

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