Definition of slatternly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsladərnlē/ /ˈslædərnli/

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  • Dirty and untidy (typically used of a woman or her appearance).

    ‘One is smart but ill at ease; one is slatternly but gorgeous.’
    • ‘A most fitting tribute for such a slatternly housekeeper.’
    • ‘Housework in the 1950s was also a big deal, and I say that not with the slatternly view that not all dirt is a bad thing, but rather in admiration.’
    • ‘Now I wonder how he sees my slatternly ways given his own promptness.’
    • ‘Vain, shallow and slatternly, it is not what our grandfathers died for.’
    slovenly, untidy, messy, scruffy, unkempt, ill-groomed, dishevelled, frowzy, blowsy
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