Origin and Etymology of slattern
probably from German schlottern to hang loosely, slouch; akin to Dutch slodderen to hang loosely, slodder slut
First Known Use: circa 1639See Words from the same year
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Jo (Rita Tushingham, a 19-year-old newcomer then) is encumbered by her slattern mother (Dora Bryan).
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: an untidy, dirty woman
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