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slattern

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noun slat·tern \ˈsla-tərn\

Simple Definition of slattern

  • : an untidy, dirty woman

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slattern

  1. :  an untidy slovenly woman; also :  slut, prostitute

Origin and Etymology of slattern

probably from German schlottern to hang loosely, slouch; akin to Dutch slodderen to hang loosely, slodder slut


First Known Use: circa 1639


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slattern

adjective slat·tern

Definition of slattern



1684

First Known Use of slattern

1684

Rhymes with slattern


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