scrap·​py | \ ˈskra-pē How to pronounce scrappy (audio) \
scrappier; scrappiest

Definition of scrappy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: consisting of scraps scrappy meals
scrappier; scrappiest

Definition of scrappy (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : having an aggressive and determined spirit : feisty

First Known Use of scrappy

Adjective (1)

1837, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scrappy

Adjective (1)

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Adjective (2)

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The first known use of scrappy was in 1837

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“Scrappy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrappy. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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