[ skuhft ]

  1. marred or scratched by scraping or hard use: He had on a worn-out old coat, workman's pants, and scuffed boots.Close to the trunk of the car he found scuffed tracks that looked to have been made by small, thin-soled shoes.I looked under the bed and pulled out a scuffed suitcase with frayed cardboard corners.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of scuff.

Origin of scuffed


Other words from scuffed

  • un·scuffed, adjective

Words Nearby scuffed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scuffed in a sentence

  • Then, I recognized my son's scuffed sneakers sticking out from the blanket.

  • Somebody had scuffed his right shoe in getting out and now he pulled up the pant leg of his dark grey suit to study it ruefully.

  • I scuffed my feet in them, and even hung one from my ear, as children do, while Hard Cider regarded me scornfully.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • Raf could see nothing to so rivet their attention but a series of scuffed marks in the dust which covered the floor.

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • He thought it was his own until he failed to recognize the scuffed, grimy interior.

    The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • And she scuffed off to the house, mumbling, "De muxinest thing I done evah seen."

    Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp