- dirty, grimy, sordid, or repulsive; disgusting.
Origin of scuzzy
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- slang, mainly US unkempt, dirty, or squalid
C20: perhaps from disgusting or perhaps from a blend of scum and fuzz
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Word Origin and History for scuzzy
1968, North American colloquial, perhaps a blend of scummy and fuzzy [Barnhart]. First attested use is in reference to Ratso Rizzo in "Midnight Cowboy."
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