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scarry

1

[ skahr-ee ]

adjective

, scar·ri·er, scar·ri·est.
  1. marked with the scars scar of wounds.


scarry

2

[ skahr-ee ]

adjective

  1. full of precipitous, rocky places.

Scarry

3

[ skahr-ee ]

noun

  1. Richard McClure, 1919–94, U.S. author and illustrator of children's books.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of scarry1

First recorded in 1645–55; scar 1 + -y 1

Origin of scarry2

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; scar 2, -y 1

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Example Sentences

Bruiser's in a dead funk now, trying to run away—Scarry's got hold of his arm.

However it had come about, poor Scarry had indubitably been put into the earth face downward.

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