What does bedraggle mean?

bedraggle meaning in General Dictionary

To draggle to soil as clothes which in hiking are experienced to pull in dust dirt an such like

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  • make damp and dirty, as from rain
  • To draggle; to earth, as garments which, in hiking, are suffered to pull in dirt, dirt, etc.

bedraggle meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1727, from be- + draggle, frequentative of drag.


bedraggle meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To draggle; to earth, as clothes which, in walking, are experienced to drag in dirt, mud, etc.