scuz·​zy | \ ˈskə-zē How to pronounce scuzzy (audio) \
scuzzier; scuzziest

Definition of scuzzy

: dirty, shabby, or foul in condition or character

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He is a scuzzy guy.
Recent Examples on the Web The 13 bands on the bill include Chicago darkwave trio Staring Problem, scuzzy local punks the Bombats, and Missouri power-pop outfit Mouton. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Goth doesn’t age, but DJ Scary Lady Sarah’s Nocturna party is turning 30," 5 June 2018 In that gap, the band tightened up the spaces in its songs and beefed up the scuzzy melodic lines to make Guppy, a no-filler album of 10 concise, joyous pop-punk blasts. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Billboard's 50 Best Albums of 2017: Critics' Picks," 12 Dec. 2017 Scrappy and scuzzy Atlanta garage punk band Black Lips, now a five piece after a lineup shuffle and the addition of sax player Zuni Rosow, opened the show. Dan Deluca,, "Kesha makes her emotional return at the Fillmore," 8 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of scuzzy

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scuzzy

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“Scuzzy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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US slang : dirty, dishonest, or unpleasant

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