Definition of scraggly
: irregular in form or growth scraggly hills a scraggly beard; also : unkempt
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Parcel B, which sits below the level of the AA Arena, does now have a clump of trees and scraggly grass west of the baywalk improvements, as well as a paved semi-circular roadway.
His mug shot from the jail — showing lifeless eyes and scraggly facial hair — provided a stark illustration of how much Woods' mystique has been shattered since a decade of domination that golf had never seen.
Meyers is Jack, a scraggly stranger who defends Paul in a squabble at a diner, then accepts an offer to crash with him — and to serve as a sounding board for story ideas.
But for kids everywhere (or at least in my house), bony fingers, a scraggly voice, glassy eyes, and a flower that wilts with a kid’s worsening health were too much to handle.
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Origin and Etymology of scraggly
alteration of scraggling, perhaps irregular from 2scraggy
First Known Use: 1849
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Definition of scraggly for English Language Learners
: growing in a way that is not neat and even : having a ragged appearance
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