- irregular; uneven; jagged.
- shaggy; ragged; unkempt.
Origin of scraggly
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Examples from the Web for scraggly
All I could see now was that his once sexy, scraggly hair was so obviously a wig.Can a Jew Get Down With Hot Jesus from 'Son of God?'
March 9, 2014
He was unshaven, with a goatee and long, scraggly hair, and looked miserable and not a little creepy.Fred Willard: Arrested in a Post Pee-wee Herman Universe
July 19, 2012
He had a scraggly beard and his once clean-shaven head was ringed by a horseshoe of graying hair.In His First Interview, Saif al-Islam Says He Has Not Been Given Access to a Lawyer
December 30, 2011
The snake is wriggling like crazy, but now has its neck wound around a couple of scraggly bushes.How to Catch a Giant Python
February 28, 2010
The comedienne is wearing low-top sneakers, a scraggly ponytail, and a baggy T-shirt—one of many outfits in her tomboy oeuvre.The Nerd Princess
August 6, 2009
A small white board with scraggly letters on it stood there now.
On either side of the road stretched a scraggly growth of trees.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
Others helped to strip it of the scraggly limbs which still clung to it.The Cross-Cut
Courtney Ryley Cooper
This was the scraggly variety, almost certainly a poet beard.Something Will Turn Up
"Hosses," answered Watts with an important jerk at his scraggly beard.The Gold Girl
James B. Hendryx
- untidy or irregular
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Word Origin and History for scraggly
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