wal·​ly·​drai·​gle ˈwā-lē-ˌdrā-gəl How to pronounce wallydraigle (audio) ˈwä-lē- How to pronounce wallydraigle (audio)
chiefly Scotland
: a feeble, imperfectly developed, or slovenly creature

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wallydraigle was circa 1513

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Cite this Entry

“Wallydraigle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wallydraigle. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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