streel

1 of 2

verb

streeled; streeling; streels

intransitive verb

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

streel

2 of 2

noun

chiefly Ireland
: an untidy slovenly person

Examples of streel in a Sentence

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Noun
The open-roofed structure, wrapped in interwoven streel structs, functioned as one of the main venues for the Summer Olympics in 2008. CNN, 4 Feb. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Verb

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of streel was in 1805

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Cite this Entry

“Streel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streel. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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