mangy

or man·gey

[ meyn-jee ]
/ ˈmeɪn dʒi /

adjective, man·gi·er, man·gi·est.

having, caused by, or like the mange.
contemptible; mean: a mangy trick.
squalid; shabby: a mangy little suburb.

Nearby words

  1. mangrove jack,
  2. mangrove snapper,
  3. mangrove swamp,
  4. mangrum,
  5. mangulate,
  6. manhandle,
  7. manhattan,
  8. manhattan beach,
  9. manhattan clam chowder,
  10. manhattan district

Origin of mangy

First recorded in 1520–30; mange + -y1

Related formsman·gi·ly, adverbman·gi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mangy

mangy

mangey

/ (ˈmeɪndʒɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

having or caused by mangea mangy dog
scruffy or shabbya mangy carpet
Irish informal stingy or miserlya mangy reward
Derived Formsmangily, adverbmanginess, noun

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Word Origin and History for mangy

mangy

adj.

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

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