scraggy

adjective (1)
scrag·​gy | \ ˈskra-gē How to pronounce scraggy (audio) \
scraggier; scraggiest

Definition of scraggy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: rough, jagged also : scraggly

scraggy

adjective (2)
scraggier; scraggiest

Definition of scraggy (Entry 2 of 2)

: being lean and long : scrawny

First Known Use of scraggy

Adjective (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scraggy

Adjective (1)

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

Adjective (2)

scrag entry 1

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“Scraggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scraggy. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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