Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adverb

A negligent or untidy woman.

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Usage examples "slattern":

  1. " I can't see," she used to say, " why an actress should be a slattern." - "Life on the Stage", 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", 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", Emile Zola.