adjective, scrag·gi·er, scrag·gi·est.
Origin of scraggy
Examples from the Web for scraggy
His thick hair and scraggy neck gave witness of unreadiness and through his misty glasses weak eyes looked up pleading.Ulysses|James Joyce
Their clothes were ragged and dirty, their hair long and uncombed, and their faces were covered with scraggy beards.The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall|Spencer Davenport
From the ladder one could reach a long limb of a scraggy apple tree upon which hung early apples nearly ripe.Little Maid Marian|Amy E. Blanchard
He knew that Scraggy had left the settlement to find their boy.
In her eagerness to take his attention from the shrieking yacht, now close to the scow, Scraggy advanced toward the swaying man.
adjective -gier or -giest
early 13c., "rough, jagged" (figurative); 1570s, of landscape, "rough, rugged, stumpy;" 1610s, of persons, "gaunt and wasted, lean, thin, bony;" see scrag + -y (2), and cf. scroggy, scraggly. In Scottish, scranky. Related: Scragginess.