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 .
Next morning, Miss Scatcherd wrote in conspicuous characters on a piece of pasteboard the word "Slattern," and bound it like a phylactery round Helen's large, mild, intelligent, and benign- looking forehead.
So much had circumstances altered their positions, that he would certainly have struck a stranger as a born and bred gentleman; and his wife as a thorough little slattern! She came forward eagerly to greet me, and held out one hand to take the expected letter.
"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. I wish you good-bye, sir, and thank you for the time you've spared me.
certain Miss Susan Slattern. There its silk bindings are spotted with
Park has no such useful training, but is a "dawdle" and a "slattern," "wishing to be an economist," Austen writes, "without contrivance or regularity" (450-51).
it was Martha, the cynical slattern played by Elizabeth Taylor.
Schumer offers a brash yet insecure social media-addicted slattern who seeks affirmation.
There is some strong descriptive language in the novel, but it also strangely shifts into archaic phrasing ("season her language," "slattern") or academic wording ("It has little to do with aesthetics, though it was transcendent in its rendering.").
(15.) Among the songs included in the first part of Thomas D'Urfey's The famous history of the rise and fall of Massaniello (London: John Nutt, 1700) is the dramatic interlude "A Dialogue between two Fish-wives" (G2v-G3r), in which a dispute over pilfered herrings erupts into name-calling and hair-pulling ("Ye carrion" / "Ye mawkin" / "Ye slattern" / "Ye puss" / "I'll teach you to slander me, thus, thus & thus" / "I'll teach you to Cuckold me, thus thus & thus").