Definition of slatternly:
dirty, slovenly, raggedy, disheveled, easy, scruffy, frowzy, sloppy, slutty, skanky, blowzy, windswept, shabby, untidy, loose, trampy, down-at-heel, wanton, windblown, sluttish, blowsy, promiscuous, light, ragged.
- "Taken Alive", E. P. Roe.
- "Revisiting the Earth", James Langdon Hill.
After these potations, it is not surprising that the slatternly woman should have found herself, baby and all, under the care of the civil power at a police- station, or that Gentleman Jim and his ladye- love should have adjourned to sober themselves in the steaming gallery of a playhouse.- "M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."", G.J. Whyte-Melville.