straggly

adjective strag·gly \ ˈstra-g(ə-)lē \
|Updated on: 7 May 2018

Definition of straggly

stragglier; straggliest
: spread out or scattered irregularly
  • a straggly beard

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First Known Use of straggly

1818

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STRAGGLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of straggly for English Language Learners

  • : growing or hanging in an untidy way


STRAGGLY Defined for Kids

straggly

adjective strag·gly \ ˈstra-glē , -gə-lē \

Definition of straggly for Students

stragglier; straggliest
: growing, hanging, or arranged in an untidy or scattered way
  • straggly hair

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