bedraggled

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adjective be·drag·gled \bi-ˈdra-gəld; bē-\

Definition of bedraggled

  1. 1 :  soiled and stained by or as if by trailing in mud

  2. 2 :  left wet and limp by or as if by rain

  3. 3 :  dilapidated bedraggled buildings

Examples of bedraggled in a sentence

  1. She was bedraggled and exhausted.

  2. the cat looked rather funny, all bedraggled and fit to be tied after her bath

Origin and Etymology of bedraggled

from past participle of bedraggle


First Known Use: circa 1775


BEDRAGGLED Defined for English Language Learners

bedraggled

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adjective be·drag·gled \bi-ˈdra-gəld; bē-\

Definition of bedraggled for English Language Learners

  • : wet or dirty from being in rain or mud


BEDRAGGLED Defined for Kids

bedraggled

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adjective be·drag·gled \bi-ˈdra-gəld\

Definition of bedraggled for Students

  1. :  limp, wet, or dirty from or as if from rain or mud Sitting on Omri's palm, filthy and bedraggled but triumphant, was Little Bear … — Lynne Reid Banks, The Indian in the Cupboard



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