\ ˈskrau̇n-jē How to pronounce scroungy (audio) \
scroungier; scroungiest

Definition of scroungy

: being shabby, dirty, or unkempt

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Recent Examples on the Web But nobody in particular can be identified except some members of the scroungy New Orleans-Dallas-Galveston demimonde. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "You can thank Oliver Stone’s sensationalized 1991 movie for the JFK document release," 21 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of scroungy

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Scroungy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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