scrappiness

noun
scrap·​pi·​ness | \ ˈskra-pē-nəs How to pronounce scrappiness (audio) \

Definition of scrappiness

: the quality or state of being scrappy

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Examples of scrappiness in a Sentence

his natural scrappiness serves him well as an aggressive defense attorney
Recent Examples on the Web Fulk, who is an enthusiastic champion of both Provincetown and Vorse, walked Lora-Faye and me around the house, extolling the virtues of a town that has survived on its quirkiness and scrappiness, its embrace of outsiders and free self-expression. Jordan Kisner, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2021 The Falcons need a culture change on defense, and Samuel will bring scrappiness and a junkyard dog style. Ray Glier, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 However, Molden played a number of different positions while at Washington, possessing the kind of versatility, scrappiness and intelligence NFL teams crave in a pass-happy league. oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2021 That scrappiness is also part of TikTok’s aesthetic, along with notes of remix culture, which has been around since the late 20th century. Angela Watercutter, Wired, 12 Apr. 2021 Consistency lacking Miller got to talk postgame Monday about scrappiness and fight because his team showed those qualities. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Dec. 2020 The scrappiness of this particular elimination makes up for the amazingly dull Hall Brawl from a couple of weeks ago between the Ambers. Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 11 Mar. 2021 The scrappiness that has become synonymous with Jones was developed under his father and coach, Walter Jones Sr., at Sunshine High School in Newbern until that school closed in 2015. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 10 Mar. 2021 Then, junior forward Cole Stone scored back-to-back goals using his scrappiness in front of the net. John Hand, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of scrappiness

1867, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2021

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“Scrappiness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrappiness. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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