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mangy

[ meyn-jee ]
/ 藞me瑟n d蕭i /
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adjective, man路gi路er, man路gi路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鈥30; mange + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM mangy

man路gi路ly, adverbman路gi路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mangy

mangy

mangey

/ (藞me瑟nd蕭瑟) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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