adjective, scrab·bli·er, scrab·bli·est.
  1. insignificantly small or sparse: scrabbly tufts of grass sprouting from the parched lawn.
  2. scratchy; raspy.

Origin of scrabbly

First recorded in 1940–45; scrabble + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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