Definition of streel in English:



  • A disreputable, untidy person, especially a woman.

    ‘her daughter will not appear in St John's looking like a streel’


no object, with adverbial of direction
  • 1Wander aimlessly.

    ‘youngsters streeling through the house’
    • ‘She had earrings like chandeliers; and a yellow satin train that streeled after her like the tail of a cornet.’
    • ‘The group dumped their arms, and streeled back to their homes, though many of them never got that far, for the government seized thousands and clapped them into jail.’
    wander, rove, ramble, meander, drift, maunder
    1. 1.1with object Trail or drag (something)
      ‘children streeling bits of coloured cloth’
      • ‘On impulse, she tightly took hold of his forearm to streel him out of the school and onto the student veranda.’
      haul, pull, draw, tug, heave, trail, trawl, tow


Early 19th century from Irish s(t)raoill(e) ‘untidy or awkward person’.