Definition of slattern noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈslætən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslætərn//
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a dirty untidy woman Word Origin mid 17th cent.: related to slattering ‘slovenly’, from dialect slatter ‘to spill, slop’, frequentative of slat ‘strike’, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: slattern