intransitive verb \ˈstrēl\

Definition of STREEL

chiefly Irish :  to saunter idly and aimlessly
chiefly Irish :  to trail or float in the manner of a streamer

Origin of STREEL

Irish straoill-, sraoill- to tear apart, trail, trudge, from Old Irish sroiglid he scourges, from sroigell scourge, from Latin flagellum — more at flagellate
First Known Use: 1805



Definition of STREEL

chiefly Irish
:  an untidy slovenly person

Origin of STREEL

Irish straoill, sraoill, from straoill-, verb
First Known Use: 1842


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