scuzz·​ball ˈskəz-ˌbȯl How to pronounce scuzzball (audio)
: an unpleasant, dirty, or dangerous person : creep

Examples of scuzzball in a Sentence

as you might expect, the owner of that sweatshop is a total scuzzball

Word History


scuzz-, back-formation from scuzzy

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scuzzball was in 1981

Dictionary Entries Near scuzzball

Cite this Entry

“Scuzzball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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