scruffy

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adjective \ˈskrə-fē\

Definition of scruffy

scruffier

scruffiest

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

scruffily

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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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