Definition of Scruffy

1. Adjective. Shabby and untidy. "He was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"

Exact synonyms: Seedy
Similar to: Worn
Derivative terms: Seediness



Definition of Scruffy

1. Adjective. untidy in appearance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scruffy

1. shabby [adj -FIER, -FIEST] - See also: shabby

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scruffy

scrubwren
scrubwrens
scruff
scruffbucket
scruffbuckets
scruffier
scruffiest
scruffily
scruffiness
scruffinesses
scruffle
scruffled
scruffles
scruffling
scruffs
scruffy (current term)
scruffy chic
scruin
scrum
scrum-half
scrum machine
scrum machines
scrumble
scrumbles
scrummage
scrummaged
scrummager
scrummagers
scrummages
scrummaging

Literary usage of Scruffy

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1. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"scruffy, scurfy. The serpent goes to fenell when he would clear his sight, or cast oif his old scruffy skin ..."

2. Recommended Country Inns & Pubs of Britain by Hunter Publishing, Incorporated (2004)
"scruffy regularly drinks Blacksheep special. Pub dogs Misty (Beardie) and Shelley (German Sheperd). Owners cannot walk dogs past pub, without being dragged ..."

3. Phantasmagoria by Montgomery Hughes, David Atkinson (2006)
"The driver had long, blond, scruffy hair with beads at random intervals around it. He had no shirt on - forgivable, given the weather. ..."

4. Roughing it by Mark Twain (1913)
"An' when he'd git the blues, 'n' feel kind o' scruffy, 'n' aggravated 'n' disgusted—knowin' as he did, that the bills was runnin' up all the time an' we ..."

5. Roughing it by Mark Twain (1913)
"An' when he'd git the blues, 'n' feel kind o* scruffy, 'n' aggravated 'n' disgusted—knowin' as he did, that the bills was runnin' up all the time an' we ..."

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