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scrubby

[ skruhb-ee ]
/ ˈskrʌb i /
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adjective, scrub·bi·er, scrub·bi·est.

low or stunted, as trees.
consisting of or covered with scrub, stunted trees, etc.
undersized or inferior, as animals.
wretched; shabby.

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Origin of scrubby

First recorded in 1745–55; scrub2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM scrubby

scrub·bi·ly, adverbscrub·bi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scrubby

scrubby
/ (ˈskrʌbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest

covered with or consisting of scrub
(of trees or vegetation) stunted in growth
British informal messy

Derived forms of scrubby

scrubbiness, noun
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