draggle-tailed [drag-uh l-teyld] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- untidy; bedraggled; slovenly.
Origin of draggle-tailed First recorded in 1645–55;+ Examples from the Web for draggle-tailed Historical Examples of draggle-tailed
Bill Sykes likes to be tried in a black coat, and draggle-tailed Sal smooths her tangled locks before she enters the dock.
People go by, so drenched and draggle-tailed that I have often wondered how they found the heart to undress.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Pink Moir Antique was torn into a draggle-tailed pink train.
All ordinary housekeepers are at the mercy of the filth and insolence of a draggle-tailed, novelette-reading feminine democracy.
In the midst of it, the Crows noticed a Monkey sliding along, drenched and draggle-tailed, looking like a drowned Rat.