Definition of “bedraggled” - English Dictionary


“bedraggled” in English

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uk /bɪˈdræɡ.əld/ us /bɪˈdræɡ.əld/

Examples from literature

  • On his way he met an old woman with a shawl around her, a bedraggled dress and wet feet. 
  • Susannah trudged downstairs again and dried her bedraggled skirts at the fire—an empty house, a dreary wailing wind, and gathering twilight for her sole companions. 
  • The lieutenant mopped his face on a bedraggled handkerchief. 
  • Therefore they laughed and joked over their bedraggled condition. 
  • This untidy, comfortless, bedraggled room was now hers, her home! 

(Definition of “bedraggled” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bedraggled” in American English

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us /bɪˈdræɡ·əld/

(of a person or a person’s appearance) messy, dirty, and often wet

(Definition of “bedraggled” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)