He has managed to look past her grinning liberal facade and seen the power mad slattern within.
My father may have been ‘posh’, but I was a complex individual, with no intention of being reduced to some convenient stereotype to fill out a box on a slattern 's list of conquests.
The slattern swallowed nervously, but then she straightened, and defiant spite flashed in her eyes, made even stronger by the shame of her own fear as she realized he wasn't going to attack her after all.
Modern viewers might suppose they are looking at a period slattern , but the original audience likely would have seen the image very differently: as an illustration of virtue.
Phoebe and Audrey were trapped within stereotypes of the flouncing young miss and the buxom slattern respectively.
She was sociable and extravagant, spending large sums on jewellery and furs, and decorated their home with frills and bows, yet at the same time she liked a tipple and was something of a slattern .
So one might become, for example, an alcoholic, violent, or an hysteric, or a slattern or a bully, if that is what a parent was like.
Is it the slattern who generates offspring solely for the sake of the allotment they command?
a slattern, her lipstick awry
The room in fact was as depressing from its slatternliness as from its atmosphere of erudition.