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scraggy

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adjective scrag·gy \ ˈskra-gē \

Definition of scraggy

scraggier; scraggiest
:rough, jagged; also :scraggly

Origin and Etymology of scraggy

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


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scraggy

adjective

Definition of scraggy

scraggier; scraggiest
:being lean and long :scrawny

Origin and Etymology of scraggy



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