slatternly


slat·tern·ly

adjective \ˈsla-tərn-lē\

Definition of SLATTERNLY

1
:  untidy and dirty through habitual neglect; also :  careless, disorderly
2
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a slut or prostitute
slat·tern·li·ness noun

Examples of SLATTERNLY

  1. <the biography portrays the poet as a debauched scoundrel whose companions were slatternly women and not the chaste maids he celebrated in his lyrics>

First Known Use of SLATTERNLY

1677

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