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scabby

[ skab-ee ]
/ ˈskæb i /
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adjective, scab·bi·er, scab·bi·est.
covered with scabs; having many scabs.
consisting of scabs.
(of an animal or plant) having scab.
Informal. mean or contemptible: a scabby trick.
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Origin of scabby

First recorded in 1520–30; scab + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM scabby

scab·bi·ly, adverbscab·bi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scabby

scabby
/ (ˈskæbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest
pathol having an area of the skin covered with scabs
pathol obsolete having scabies
informal despicable

Derived forms of scabby

scabbily, adverbscabbiness, noun
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Medical definitions for scabby

scabby
[ skăbē ]

adj.
Having, consisting of, or covered with scabs.
Affected with scab or scabies.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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