Definition of scraggly
: irregular in form or growth scraggly hills a scraggly beard; also : unkempt
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The black-and-white photo, taken in 1935 when the family purchased the land, shows a barren landscape, dotted by a few scraggly trees in a row and scrub-brush grasses.
The normally shaven and close-cut McGruder was sporting a full head of hair and scraggly goatee while making an appearance at Tuesday’s Heat youth basketball camp at South Broward High School.
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.
Projections of gray-scale scraggly lines and geometric patterns then hit each screen to create a feast for the senses.
The biggest clean up, of course, was the scraggly facial hair.
Jeremy slurps the contents of his can, garbanzo juice dripping down his scraggly beard.
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Origin and Etymology of scraggly
alteration of scraggling, perhaps irregular from 2scraggy
First Known Use: 1849See Words from the same year
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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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