bedraggle vs draggle what difference

what is difference between bedraggle and draggle

English

Etymology

be- +‎ draggle

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɪˈdɹæɡl̩/

Verb

bedraggle (third-person singular simple present bedraggles, present participle bedraggling, simple past and past participle bedraggled)

  1. (transitive) To make (something) wet and limp, especially by dragging it along the ground.

Derived terms

  • bedraggled

Translations



English

Etymology

From drag +‎ -le.

Verb

draggle (third-person singular simple present draggles, present participle draggling, simple past and past participle draggled)

  1. to make, or to become, wet and muddy by dragging along the ground
    • 1844, Richard Chenevix Trench, The Story of Justin Martyr: Sabbation and Other Poems, “The Herring Fishers of Lockfynk”:
      [] with draggled nets down-hanging to the tide []
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackery, Vanity Fair, Chapter 22:
      The rain drove into the bride and bridegroom’s faces as they passed to the chariot. The postilions’ favours draggled on their dripping jackets.

Derived terms

  • bedraggled

Anagrams

  • gargled, raggled

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