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bedraggled

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

: wet or dirty from being in rain or mud

Full Definition of BEDRAGGLED

1
:  soiled and stained by or as if by trailing in mud
2
:  left wet and limp by or as if by rain
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>

First Known Use of BEDRAGGLED

circa 1775
BEDRAGGLED Defined for Kids

bedraggled

adjective be·drag·gled \bi-ˈdra-gəld\

Definition of BEDRAGGLED for Kids

:  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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