scraggly

adjective scrag·gly \ ˈskra-g(ə-)lē \

Definition of scraggly

: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

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SCRAGGLY Defined for English Language Learners

scraggly

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

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

Definition of scraggly for Students

scragglier; scraggliest
:of rough or uneven outline :unkempt
  • a scraggly beard

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