scrabbly

[skrab-lee]
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adjective, scrab·bli·er, scrab·bli·est.

insignificantly small or sparse: scrabbly tufts of grass sprouting from the parched lawn.
scratchy; raspy.

Origin of scrabbly

First recorded in 1940–45; scrabble + -y1
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