- having, caused by, or like the mange.
- contemptible; mean: a mangy trick.
- squalid; shabby: a mangy little suburb.
Origin of mangy
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Examples from the Web for mangy
We'll show 'em that we won't be bothered any longer with their mangy wars.The Downfall
He had goggling, bloodshot eyes, mangy moustaches, and a broken nose.Masterpieces of Mystery
No trace of her passing on the hard earth with its mangy growth of grass.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
So fine a fellow, and so mangy a following, it would be hard to find.
His practice was to wear on his head, in that tropical climate, a mangy fur cap.Falk
- having or caused by mangea mangy dog
- scruffy or shabbya mangy carpet
- Irish informal stingy or miserlya mangy reward
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Word Origin and History for mangy
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