scraggly

[ skrag-lee ]
/ ˈskræg li /

adjective, scrag·gli·er, scrag·gli·est.

irregular; uneven; jagged.
shaggy; ragged; unkempt.

Origin of scraggly

First recorded in 1865–70; scrag + -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for scraggly

scraggly

/ (ˈskræɡlɪ) /

adjective -glier or -gliest

untidy or irregular
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Word Origin and History for scraggly

scraggly


adj.

"having a rough, irregular, or ragged appearance," 1831, from scrag + -ly (1); also cf. scraggy.

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