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scraggly

[skrag-lee] /ˈskræg li/
adjective, scragglier, scraggliest.
1.
irregular; uneven; jagged.
2.
shaggy; ragged; unkempt.
Origin of scraggly
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; scrag + -ly
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scraggly

/ˈskræɡlɪ/
adjective -glier, -gliest
1.
untidy or irregular
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Word Origin and History for scraggly
adj.

"having a rough, irregular, or ragged appearance," 1831, from scrag + -ly (1); also cf. scraggy.

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