adjective, scruff·i·er, scruff·i·est.
Examples from the Web for scruffy
There are photos of what looks like a scruffy Californian kid in a T-shirt, taking a break from skateboarding.The Dark Rock Star Fantasy of Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane|Liza Foreman|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He looks like a dog from an Eastern European circus: a small, scruffy dog who you could imagine balancing on a red ball.
When she came to power in 1978, Britain was a dreary, dreary place: dingy, funereal, abashed, scruffy, feckless.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics|Tunku Varadarajan|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As for Big Bird, Sesame Street should restore the creature to its scruffy perfection no matter who wins the election.Big Bird’s Big Gay Love Story: From Birth to the 2012 Presidential Race|Michael Daly|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the video, he is unshaven and scruffy, wearing a dark, padded jacket, and his voice is thick with emotion.How the U.S. Is Struggling to Help Syria’s Opposition|Tara McKelvey|February 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST