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mangy

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adjective \ˈmān-jē\

Simple Definition of mangy

  • of an animal : having a skin disease that causes itching and loss of hair : suffering from mange

  • : having thin or bare spots

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mangy

mangiermangiest

  1. 1 :  affected with or resulting from mange

  2. 2 a :  having many worn or bare spots <a mangy rug> b :  seedy, shabby <a mangy office>

manginess play \-jē-nəs\ noun

Examples of mangy in a sentence

  1. <a mangy old car that was covered in rust>



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First Known Use of mangy

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Rhymes with mangy


MANGY Defined for Kids

mangy

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adjective \ˈmān-jē\

Definition of mangy for Students

mangiermangiest

  1. 1 :  affected with mange <a mangy dog>

  2. 2 :  shabby 1, seedy <a mangy old rug>




Medical Dictionary

mangy

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adjective man·gy \ˈmān-jē\

Medical Definition of mangy

mangier; est

  1. 1:  infected with mange <a mangy dog>

  2. 2:  relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from mange <a mangy appearance> <a mangy itch>




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