wallydraigle

noun
wal·​ly·​drai·​gle | \ ˈwā-lē-ˌdrā-gəl How to pronounce wallydraigle (audio) , ˈwä-lē- How to pronounce wallydraigle (audio) \

Definition of wallydraigle

chiefly Scotland
: a feeble, imperfectly developed, or slovenly creature

First Known Use of wallydraigle

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wallydraigle

perhaps from Scots wally (alteration of wallaway, exclamation of woe) + dragle draggle

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“Wallydraigle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wallydraigle. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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