scrubby

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adjective scrub·by \ˈskrə-bē\

Definition of scrubby

scrubbier

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scrubbiest

  1. 1 :  inferior in size or quality :  stunted scrubby cattle

  2. 2 :  covered with or consisting of scrub

  3. 3 :  shabby, paltry

Examples of scrubby in a sentence

  1. changed into an old flannel shirt and a scrubby pair of jeans to clean out the garage

Origin and Etymology of scrubby

1scrub


First Known Use: 1591


SCRUBBY Defined for English Language Learners

scrubby

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adjective scrub·by \ˈskrə-bē\

Definition of scrubby for English Language Learners

  • : covered with small bushes and trees

  • : small and not growing well


SCRUBBY Defined for Kids

scrubby

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adjective scrub·by \ˈskrə-bē\

Definition of scrubby for Students

scrubbier

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scrubbiest

  1. :  covered with a thick growth of small or stunted shrubs or trees scrubby land



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