mangy

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adjective \ ˈmān-jē \

Definition of mangy

mangier; mangiest
1 :affected with or resulting from mange
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

First Known Use of mangy

15th century


MANGY Defined for English Language Learners

mangy

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adjective

Definition of mangy for English Language Learners

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

  • : having thin or bare spots


MANGY Defined for Kids

mangy

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adjective \ ˈmān-jē \

Definition of mangy for Students

mangier; mangiest
1 :affected with mange
  • a mangy dog
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; mangiest
1 :infected with mange
  • a mangy dog
2 :relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from mange
  • a mangy appearance
  • a mangy itch


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