Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “straggler”

See all translations

straggler

noun [C] uk   /ˈstræɡ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/
a person or animal that is last in a group to do something or the last to get to or leave a place: We watched the last of the stragglers come in, three hours after the first runner.
Translations of “straggler”
in Chinese (Traditional) 落後者,脫隊者, 落在隊伍後面的人(或動物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 落伍者,掉队者, 落在后面的人(或动物)…
(Definition of straggler from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of straggler?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More