slattern definition by Webster's New World
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- a woman who is careless and sloppy in her habits, appearance, work, etc.
- a sexually promiscuous woman; slut
Origin: ; from dialect, dialectal slatter, to spill, slop ; from or akin to Old Norse slattari, idler
slattern definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An untidy, dirty woman.
Origin: Perhaps from dialectal slattering, slovenly, present participle of dialectal slatter, to slop.