streel

verb
\ˈstrēl \
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

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Sip libations underground at Venice’s oldest bar Established in 1915, The Del Monte was a basement-level speakeasy during Prohibition and served notorious characters using a streel-level grocery store as a cover. Eva Fedderly, Vogue, "A Guide to the Curious Finds and Hidden Gems of Venice Beach," 10 Aug. 2017

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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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