What does the word slattern mean?

Usage examples for slattern

  1. " I can't see," she used to say, " why an actress should be a slattern." – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  2. The pretty, sickly- looking slattern carried her rags with an air, and wore a pair of smart, well- made boots; she was pretending to push her admirer away, while really doing just the opposite, for the slim yet broad- shouldered stripling in his blue blouse had a certain townified elegance and the " conquering hero" air of the suburban dancing- saloons. – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
  3. I can't understand what attraction a good- looking young fellow like you can find in such a slipshod slattern as Cadine. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola