Definition of bedraggle in US English:



  • See bedraggled

    • ‘At 6 p.m., the audition procedure, the most bedraggling and stressful portion of the festival for some began.’
    • ‘Cars splash puddles on him, further bedraggling his look, as he pursues Phillips in order to deliver to him a CD made by a band Jake is managing.’
    • ‘This kid refused to even speak a word, just kept bedraggling along the path, looking coldly at the nothingness ahead of him.’
    • ‘It bedraggles the Calla lilies, leaving them tattered at the edges and browned like vintage fabric.’
    • ‘Winter jasmine is doggedly flowering on the fence by the chicken house in spite of rain which bedraggles the fragile petals.’