scroungier; scroungiest
: being shabby, dirty, or unkempt

Examples of scroungy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mesh fabric adds a bit of sexiness and fun to your average lounge bra—which, in my drawers, can often err on the scroungy side—and provides the perfect pick-me-up when the girls need a little bit of a lift. Lily Wohlner,, 9 May 2023 That meant giving the men in that environment scroungy beards and longer sideburns to reflect the era. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 16 June 2022 But nobody in particular can be identified except some members of the scroungy New Orleans-Dallas-Galveston demimonde. Avi Selk, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scroungy was circa 1960

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“Scroungy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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