be·​drag·​gle | \ bi-ˈdra-gəl How to pronounce bedraggle (audio) \
bedraggled; bedraggling; bedraggles

Definition of bedraggle

transitive verb

: to wet thoroughly

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Examples of bedraggle in a Sentence

I was so bedraggled by the relentless rain that I couldn't wait to get into some dry clothes.
Recent Examples on the Web The doll, covered in fluffy swan skin, suffered an ignominious end, beheaded and bedraggled in a courtyard the morning after Kokoschka threw a raucous farewell party for it. Cathleen Schine, The New York Review of Books, "It Had to Be Her," 7 Jan. 2020 Chandler, be-suited and bedraggled, whose work in computer-something-or-other summons the amorphous anxieties of the coming digital age. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "On Chandler Bing’s Job," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bedraggle

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bedraggle

be- + draggle

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The first known use of bedraggle was in 1727

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“Bedraggle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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