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scruffy

[ skruhf-ee ]
/ ˈskrʌf i /
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adjective, scruff·i·er, scruff·i·est.

untidy; shabby.

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Origin of scruffy

First recorded in 1650–60; scruff2 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for scruffy

scruffy
/ (ˈskrʌfɪ) /

adjective scruffier or scruffiest

unkempt or shabby
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