scraggly

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adjective scrag·gly \ˈskra-g(ə-)lē\

Definition of scraggly

  1. :  irregular in form or growth scraggly hills a scraggly beard; also :  unkempt

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Origin and Etymology of scraggly

alteration of scraggling, perhaps irregular from 2scraggy


First Known Use: 1849


SCRAGGLY Defined for English Language Learners

scraggly

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adjective

Definition of scraggly for English Language Learners

  • : growing in a way that is not neat and even : having a ragged appearance


SCRAGGLY Defined for Kids

scraggly

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adjective scrag·gly \ˈskrag-lē, ˈskra-gə-\

Definition of scraggly for Students

scragglier

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scraggliest

  1. :  of rough or uneven outline :  unkempt a scraggly beard


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