scraggy

1 of 2

adjective (1)

scrag·​gy ˈskra-gē How to pronounce scraggy (audio)
scraggier; scraggiest
: rough, jagged
also : scraggly

scraggy

2 of 2

adjective (2)

scraggier; scraggiest
: being lean and long : scrawny

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

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

Adjective (2)

scrag entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scraggy was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Scraggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scraggy. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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