streel

verb
\ ˈstrēl How to pronounce streel (audio) \
streeled; streeling; streels

Definition of streel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 chiefly Irish : to saunter idly and aimlessly
2 chiefly Irish : to trail or float in the manner of a streamer

streel

noun

Definition of streel (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly Irish
: an untidy slovenly person

First Known Use of streel

Verb

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for streel

Verb

Irish straoill-, sraoill- to tear apart, trail, trudge, from Old Irish sroiglid he scourges, from sroigell scourge, from Latin flagellum — more at flagellate

Noun

Irish straoill, sraoill, from straoill-, verb

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“Streel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streel. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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