scummy

[skuhm-ee]
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adjective, scum·mi·er, scum·mi·est.
  1. consisting of or having scum.
  2. Informal. despicable; contemptible: That was a scummy trick.

Origin of scummy

First recorded in 1570–80; scum + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for scummiest

scummy

adjective -mier or -miest
  1. of, resembling, consisting of, or covered with scum
  2. dirty, unpleasant, or nasty
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Word Origin and History for scummiest

scummy

adj.

1570s, from scum + -y (2). Transferred sense of "filthy, disreputable" is recorded from 1932. Related: Scumminess.

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