scroungy

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

Definition of scroungy

: being shabby, dirty, or unkempt

Examples of scroungy in a Sentence

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'scroungy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of scroungy

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about scroungy

Time Traveler for scroungy

Time Traveler

The first known use of scroungy was circa 1960

See more words from the same year

Statistics for scroungy

Cite this Entry

“Scroungy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scroungy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on scroungy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for scroungy

Comments on scroungy

What made you want to look up scroungy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!