adjective \ˈskrə-fē\

: not neat, clean, or orderly


Full Definition of SCRUFFY

:  unkempt, slovenly, shaggy <a scruffy neighborhood> <a scruffy beard>
scruff·i·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
scruff·i·ness \-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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