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scraggy

[ skrag-ee ]

adjective

, scrag·gi·er, scrag·gi·est.
  1. lean or thin; scrawny.
  2. irregular; craggy; jagged.


scraggy

/ ˈskræɡɪ /

adjective

  1. lean or scrawny
  2. rough; unkempt


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Derived Forms

  • ˈscraggily, adverb
  • ˈscragginess, noun

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Other Words From

  • scraggi·ly adverb
  • scraggi·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of scraggy1

First recorded in 1565–75; scrag + -y 1

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Example Sentences

The Pilgrim and his mate were scraggy little bipeds of the city push variety, so they were suppressed.

They had only just gathered together when he rode up on his old scraggy horse.

It came out a scraggy blotch of white paint, with its black eyes glaring like two great glass beads!

Two days later, on sale day, this same scraggy mob of northern bullocks was still in the largest pen of the Wirreeford yards.

Whereupon Robert took his arm, and holding the scraggy wretch forward, commanded him to out with what he knew.

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