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scraggy

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adjective scrag·gy \ˈskra-gē\

Definition of scraggy

scraggier

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scraggiest

  1. :  rough, jagged; also :  scraggly

Origin and Etymology of scraggy

Middle English scraggi; akin to English dialect scrag tree stump, uneven ground, Middle English scrogge bush


First Known Use: 13th century


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scraggy

adjective scrag·gy

Definition of scraggy

scraggier

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scraggiest

  1. :  being lean and long :  scrawny

Origin and Etymology of scraggy

1scrag


First Known Use: circa 1611



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