Meaning of sprauchle in English:


Pronunciation /sprɔːk(ə)l/ /sprɔːx(ə)l/


[no object]Scottish, Northern Irish
  • Move clumsily or with great effort.

    ‘I sprauchled about with my bucket and spade’
    • ‘They sprauchle over roots and bushes, hurrying through the trees.’
    • ‘I sprauchled up on the machine, and away we went.’
    • ‘Ian sprauchled through the fields as fast as he could go.’
    • ‘I could see him sprauchling all the way to the bottom.’
    • ‘The mare sent the fellow sprauchling over the water.’


Late 18th century of Scots origin, from Old Norse sprokla, spraukle.