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adjective, strag·gli·er, strag·gli·est.
  1. straggling; rambling.
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Origin of straggly

First recorded in 1865–70; straggle + -y1
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Related Words for straggly

dusty, murky, muddy, disheveled, crummy, unkempt, grimy, messy, nasty, sloppy, filthy, greasy, polluted, contaminated, spotted, foul, black, defiled, bedraggled, sullied

Examples from the Web for straggly

Historical Examples of straggly

  • His face above his straggly whiskers was red with temper and with liquor.

    Back Home

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • They're black and lustrous, but by leaving them straggly they're a blemish.

    Flappers and Philosophers

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • He looked down at the ground and up into the straggly palms, then heaved a sigh.


    Cory Doctorow

  • There was a screen of straggly brush, with emptiness beyond.

    The Invaders

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • His hair was getting grey at the temples and straggly on top.

    My Man Jeeves

    P. G. Wodehouse