or man·gey


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.

Origin of mangy

First recorded in 1520–30; mange + -y1
Related formsman·gi·ly, adverbman·gi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

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

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