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Definition of "straggly" [straggly]

  • Growing or spread out in a disorderly or aimless way: straggly ivy. (adjective)
  • To go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way; stray (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To linger behind or wander from a main line or part (verb)

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Use "straggly" in a sentence
  • "He just hates what he calls straggly straight hair."
  • "It's a wonderfully evocative and private moment, the boy looking kind of straggly and no longer hip without the rain coat and leather jacket to bulk him up, and the girl suggesting her sensuality and sexiness with just the slender curve of her back to the camera."
  • "At the Riding-house in Nicolson Street was a kind of straggly group, with red-coats interspersed."