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scrawny

adjective scraw·ny \ˈskr-nē\

: very thin in a way that is not attractive or healthy

scraw·ni·erscraw·ni·est

Full Definition of SCRAWNY

:  exceptionally thin and slight or meager in body or size <scrawny scrub cattle>
scraw·ni·ness noun

Examples of SCRAWNY

  1. The only plants in their yard were a couple of scrawny bushes.

Origin of SCRAWNY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1833

Rhymes with SCRAWNY

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