Word of the Day: DILLY-DAW

– from dilly as in dilly-dally + daw (n. a slattern, an untidy woman)

“…An’ is it no angersome to see her like a dilly daw, an’ bits o’ creatures that she could keep at her fire-side, buskit up like Flanders-babies?…”

From: The Saxon and the Gaël, Or, The Northern Metropolis
Christian Isobel Johnstone, 1814

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