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streel n EDD ~ sb 'untidy, dirty person' Ir; JOYCE 336-7; DINNEEN sraoille: straoille. See STREEL v. A dirty, slovenly person, esp a woman; RAG-MOLL (1925 Dial Notes v, 344).
   1937 DEVINE 50 ~ A term of contempt for a lazy or slovenly woman. P 148-68 Spoken by a man: I didn't want to look like a streel. 1968 DILLON 156 She's an awful streel around the house. C 71-92 Like all dirty St John's streels / He dressed his head before his heels.

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