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slattern

noun slat·tern \ ˈsla-tərn \

Definition of slattern

: an untidy slovenly woman; also : slut, prostitute

Origin and Etymology of slattern

probably from German schlottern to hang loosely, slouch; akin to Dutch slodderen to hang loosely, slodder slut


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slattern

adjective

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First Known Use of slattern

1684


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slattern

noun

Definition of slattern for English Language Learners

  • : an untidy, dirty woman


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