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scuzzy

[ skuhz-ee ]
/ ˈskʌz i /
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adjective, scuzz·i·er, scuzz·i·est.Slang.
dirty, grimy, sordid, or repulsive; disgusting.
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Origin of scuzzy

First recorded in 1965–70; expressive coinage; compare similar phonetic components of scum, fuzzy, lousy, sleazy
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British Dictionary definitions for scuzzy

scuzzy
/ (ˈskʌzɪ) /

adjective -zier or -ziest
slang, mainly US unkempt, dirty, or squalid

Word Origin for scuzzy

C20: perhaps from disgusting or perhaps from a blend of scum and fuzz
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