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bedraggled

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adjective be·drag·gled \bi-ˈdra-gəld; bē-\

Simple Definition of bedraggled

  • : wet or dirty from being in rain or mud

Full Definition of bedraggled

  1. 1 :  soiled and stained by or as if by trailing in mud

  2. 2 :  left wet and limp by or as if by rain

  3. 3 :  dilapidated <bedraggled buildings>

Examples of bedraggled

  1. She was bedraggled and exhausted.

  2. <the cat looked rather funny, all bedraggled and fit to be tied after her bath>



Circa 1775

First Known Use of bedraggled

circa 1775


BEDRAGGLED Defined for Kids

bedraggled

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adjective be·drag·gled \bi-ˈdra-gəld\

Definition of bedraggled

  1. :  limp, wet, or dirty from or as if from rain or mud <Sitting on Omri's palm, filthy and bedraggled but triumphant, was Little Bear … — Lynne Reid Banks, The Indian in the Cupboard>





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