Definition of bedraggled adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪˈdræɡld//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈdræɡld//
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made wet, dirty or untidy by rain, mud, etc. bedraggled hair/clothes I barely recognized the bedraggled figure who staggered in from the storm. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from be- ‘thoroughly’ + draggle ‘to trail something through mud or water, making it wet or dirty’ + -ed.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bedraggled