Simple Definition of straggle
: to walk slowly into or from a place in a way that is not continuous or organized
: to move away or spread out from others in a disorganized way
Examples of straggle
The children straggled in from outside.
People straggled off the train.
She straggled behind the rest of the group.
Branches straggled out and blocked the path.
Origin of straggle
Middle English straglen
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of straggle
: a straggling group (as of persons or objects)
First Known Use of straggle
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