Definition of straggle
- little cabins straggling off into the woods
The children straggled in from outside.
People straggled off the train.
She straggled behind the rest of the group.
Branches straggled out and blocked the path.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to walk slowly into or from a place in a way that is not continuous or organized
: to move away or spread out from others in a disorganized way
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