mangy

adjective
\ ˈmān-jē How to pronounce mangy (audio) \
mangier; mangiest

Definition of mangy

1 : affected with or resulting from mange
2a : having many worn or bare spots a mangy rug
b : seedy, shabby a mangy office

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Other Words from mangy

manginess \ ˈmān-​jē-​nəs How to pronounce mangy (audio) \ noun

Examples of mangy in a Sentence

a mangy old car that was covered in rust
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First Known Use of mangy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mangy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mangy. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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mangy

adjective

English Language Learners 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

mangy

adjective
\ ˈmān-jē How to pronounce mangy (audio) \
mangier; mangiest

Kids Definition of mangy

1 : affected with mange a mangy dog
2 : shabby sense 1, seedy a mangy old rug

mangy

adjective
man·​gy | \ ˈmān-jē How to pronounce mangy (audio) \
mangier; mangiest

Medical Definition of mangy

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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