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scruffy

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adjective \ˈskrə-fē\

Simple Definition of scruffy

  • : not neat, clean, or orderly

Full Definition of scruffy

scruff·i·erscruff·i·est

  1. :  unkempt, slovenly, shaggy <a scruffy neighborhood> <a scruffy beard>

scruff·i·ly play \-fə-lē\ adverb
scruff·i·ness play \-fē-nəs\ noun

Examples of scruffy

  1. The neighborhood is full of dilapidated houses with scruffy backyards.

  2. <dressed in scruffy old clothes to clean out the garage>



Origin of scruffy

English dialect scruff something worthless


First Known Use: 1871

Rhymes with scruffy



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