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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: sloven 'dirty messy person' (15-21 centuries), probably from Flemish sloovin 'woman of bad character'

slovenly

adjective
     
slov‧en‧ly
lazy, untidy, and careless:
slovenly habits
a large slovenly woman
a slovenly way of speaking
slovenliness noun [uncountable]

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