Daggle-tail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Daggle-tail A slovenly woman; a slattern; a draggle-tail.
    • a Daggle-tail Having the lower ends of garments defiled by trailing in mire or filth; draggle-tailed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n daggle-tail One whose garments trail on the wet ground; a slattern; a draggletail.
    • daggle-tail Having the lower ends or skirts of one's garments defiled with mud. Also dagtailed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Daggle-tail a slattern
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Freq. of prov. Eng. dag, to sprinkle, from a Scand. root seen in Sw. dagg.