[ skab-id, skabd ]
See synonyms for scabbed on
  1. covered with or affected by scabs.

  2. Obsolete. mean or petty.

Origin of scabbed

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at scab, -ed3

Other words from scabbed

  • scab·bed·ness, noun
  • un·scab·bed, adjective

Words Nearby scabbed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scabbed in a sentence

  • Anbury causes a scabbed and broken skin, and tubercular growths on the roots and at the base of the bulb.

  • The inside has rather the look of meat, for it is reddish and all streaked and scabbed with this pox and with discoloured chalk.

    The Old Front Line | John Masefield
  • Fed by slaves from the cradle, hag-ridden by his vices; a purple young bully, a product of filthy sloth, scabbed with privilege.

    Rest Harrow | Maurice Hewlett
  • She had left a great bed of coals on the hearth, and the glow shone redly on his frost-scabbed face.

    North of Fifty-Three | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • What, shall I dishonour my fair sumptuous and gay house with such a scabbed creephedge as he?

    The Life of John Bunyan | Edmund Venables