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mangy

[ meyn-jee ]
/ ˈmeɪn dʒi /
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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.
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Origin of mangy

First recorded in 1520–30; mange + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM mangy

man·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 forms of mangy

mangily, adverbmanginess, noun
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