scruffy

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adjective \ˈskrə-fē\

Definition of scruffy

scruffier

;

scruffiest

  1. :  unkempt, slovenly, shaggy a scruffy neighborhood a scruffy beard

scruffily

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

scruffiness

play \-fē-nəs\ noun

Examples of scruffy in a sentence

  1. The neighborhood is full of dilapidated houses with scruffy backyards.

  2. dressed in scruffy old clothes to clean out the garage

Origin and Etymology of scruffy

English dialect scruff something worthless


First Known Use: 1871


SCRUFFY Defined for English Language Learners

scruffy

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adjective \ˈskrə-fē\

Definition of scruffy for English Language Learners

  • : not neat, clean, or orderly


SCRUFFY Defined for Kids

scruffy

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adjective \ˈskrə-fē\

Definition of scruffy for Students

scruffier

;

scruffiest

  1. :  dirty or shabby in appearance



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