scraggy

[ skrag-ee ]
/ ˈskræg i /

adjective, scrag·gi·er, scrag·gi·est.

lean or thin; scrawny.
irregular; craggy; jagged.

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of scraggy

First recorded in 1565–75; scrag + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM scraggy

scrag·gi·ly, adverbscrag·gi·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for scraggy

British Dictionary definitions for scraggy

scraggy
/ (ˈskræɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

lean or scrawny
rough; unkempt

Derived forms of scraggy

scraggily, adverbscragginess, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012