- a woman who is careless and sloppy in her habits, appearance, work, etc.
- Old-fashioned a sexually promiscuous woman
Origin of slattern; from 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.