slattern


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slat·tern

 (slăt′ərn)
n.
An untidy, dirty woman.

[Perhaps from dialectal slattering, slovenly, present participle of dialectal slatter, to slop.]

slattern

(ˈslætən)
n
a slovenly woman or girl; slut
[C17: probably from slattering, from dialect slatter to slop; perhaps from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse sletta to slap]
ˈslatternly adj
ˈslatternliness n

slat•tern

(ˈslæt ərn)

n.
1. a slovenly, untidy woman.
2. a slut; harlot.
[1630–40; perhaps akin to dial. slatter to splash, spill, of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slattern - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
2.slattern - a dirty untidy womanslattern - a dirty untidy woman      
slob, sloven, slovenly person, pig - a coarse obnoxious person

slattern

noun
A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts propriety:
Slang: floozy.
Translations

slattern

[ˈslætən] Nmujer f dejada, mujer f sucia, pazpuerca f

slattern

nSchlampe f

slattern

[ˈslætən] n (old) (pej) → sciattona
References in classic literature ?
She might scruple to make use of the words, but she must and did feel that her mother was a partial, ill-judging parent, a dawdle, a slattern, who neither taught nor restrained her children, whose house was the scene of mismanagement and discomfort from beginning to end, and who had no talent, no conversation, no affection towards herself; no curiosity to know her better, no desire of her friendship, and no inclination for her company that could lessen her sense of such feelings.
He thought of Cronshaw bound to a vulgar slattern, and he shuddered with dismay .
Yes, sir, yes," said Bartle, rising, and taking off his spectacles, "I'll do that, I'll do that; though the mother's a whimpering thing--I don't like to come within earshot of her; however, she's a straight-backed, clean woman, none of your slatterns.
Buchanan's verdict on Britain's geopolitical decline: "There is a world of difference between watching a great lady descend a staircase and seeing a slattern being kicked down a flight of stairs.
might scruple to make use of the words, but she must and did feel that her mother was a partial, ill-judging parent, a dawdle, a slattern, who neither taught nor restrained her children, whose house was the scene of mismanagement and discomfort from beginning to end, and who had no talent, no conversation, no affection toward herself; no curiosity to know her better, no desire of her friendship, and no inclination for her company that could lessen her sense of such feelings.
What starts as a conventional modernist protest at the deadening effects of the daily commute, suburb-to-office-and-back ("Hauling eight coffins and their dead, / My office train for Cape Town / Shoves its brown caterpillar head--/ Through Woodstock's slattern wilderness"), turns into a threnody for a divided society: