trachle

verb
tra·​chle | \ ˈtraḵəl, -rȧk- \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of trachle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 Scottish : dishevel, bedraggle, soil
2 Scottish : to tire by overwork or overexertion also : to put (as oneself) to inconvenience : bother, trouble

intransitive verb

Scottish : to wear oneself out (as by work) : drudge

trachle

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of trachle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Scottish
a : a source of fatigue (as a long and tiring walk or task)
b : a cause of inconvenience, distress, or trouble
2 Scottish : a listless sloven

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History and Etymology for trachle

Verb

perhaps from Flemish tragelen, trakelen to walk with difficulty, drag, trail; akin to Middle Dutch traech slow, heavy, sluggish, Old High German trāgi sluggish, slow, Lithuanian driz̆ti to become tired

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“Trachle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trachle. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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