Definition of Scranny

1. a. Thin; lean; meager; scrawny; scrannel.



Definition of Scranny

1. Adjective. (UK Scotland dialect) thin; lean; meagre; scrawny ¹

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Definition of Scranny

1. scrawny [adj SCRANNIER, SCRANNIEST] - See also: scrawny

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scranny

scrambly
scrambs
scramjet
scramjets
scrammed
scramming
scrams
scran
scranch
scranched
scranches
scranky
scrannel
scrannels
scrannier
scranny (current term)
scrans

Literary usage of Scranny

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1. Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases by Anne Elizabeth Baker (1854)
"You'll drive me scranny " is often said to importuning children or intractable servants. " Things are so awkward and contrary, I shall go quite ..."

2. Leicestershire Words, Phrases, and Proverbs by Arthur Benoni Evans (1881)
"scranny, adj. lanky ; lean; gaunt; also, crazy ; distracted. ... it 'ud mek 'er scranny.' Scrat, va and n. to scratch ; make a shift; struggle or scramble ..."

3. Glossary of Supposed Americanisms by Alfred Langdon Elwyn (1859)
"The Craven Dialect has scranny, our word. ... For some reason this is only appropriated to women here; a thin, scranny woman, is frequent. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Lean, thin, bony, lank, meagre, gaunt, angular, skinny, emaciated, attenuated, scranny, scrawny. Scramble, vn I. Struggle (as in ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"SCOTCH, or SCORCH, v,—To put a stone or piece of wood, &c.,to stop a cart wheel from running back on an incline. scranny, adj.—Crazy. ..."

6. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"Small wattles used in fixing thatch on the roof of a house ; Burgh Recs. Edinburgh, I. 221. Addit to Scow, qv scranny, ... Addit to scranny, qv ..."

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