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mangey

[meyn-jee] /ˈmeɪn dʒi/
adjective, mangier, mangiest.
1.

mangy

or mangey

[meyn-jee] /ˈmeɪn dʒi/
adjective, mangier, mangiest.
1.
having, caused by, or like the mange.
2.
contemptible; mean:
a mangy trick.
3.
squalid; shabby:
a mangy little suburb.
Origin of mangy
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; mange + -y1
Related forms
mangily, adverb
manginess, noun
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Examples from the Web for mangey
Historical Examples
  • It was one of those little one-ring affairs, you know, with a mangey camel, and a moth-eaten lion and a troop of trained dogs.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Of course, the mangey creature—ceasing the while from its perennial self-scratching—will hoot something derogatory.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
British Dictionary definitions for mangey

mangey

/ˈmeɪndʒɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
a variant spelling of mangy

mangy

/ˈmeɪndʒɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
having or caused by mange: a mangy dog
2.
scruffy or shabby: a mangy carpet
3.
(Irish, informal) stingy or miserly: a mangy reward
Derived Forms
mangily, adverb
manginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for mangey

mangy

adj.

by 1745, from mange + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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