scurfy

[skur-fee]
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adjective, scurf·i·er, scurf·i·est.

resembling, producing, or covered with or as if with scurf.

Origin of scurfy

First recorded in 1475–85; scurf + -y1
Can be confusedscurfy scurvy
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Word Origin and History for scurfy
adj.

late 15c., from scurf + -y (2). Cf. scurvy. Related: Scurfiness.

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