- a woman who is careless and sloppy in her habits, appearance, work, etc.
- Old-fashioned a sexually promiscuous woman
Origin of slatternfrom dialect, dialectal slatter, to spill, slop from or akin to Old Norse slattari, idler
An untidy, dirty woman.
Origin of slatternPerhaps from dialectal slattering slovenly present participle of dialectal slatter to slop