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Irish

Definition of streel in English:

noun

A disreputable, untidy person, especially a woman: her daughter will not appear in St John’s looking like a streel

verb

[no object, with adverbial of direction] Back to top  
1Wander aimlessly: youngsters streeling through the house
1.1 [with object] Trail or drag (something): children streeling bits of coloured cloth

Origin

early 19th century: from Irish s(t)raoill(e) 'untidy or awkward person'.

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