Definitions for scruffyˈskrʌf i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scruff•yˈskrʌf i(adj.)scruff•i•er, scruff•i•est.

  1. untidy; shabby.

Origin of scruffy:

1870–75; earlier, covered with scurf; scruff, metathetic var. of scurf

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scruffy, seedy(adj)

    shabby and untidy

    "a surge of ragged scruffy children"; "he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"- Mark Twain


  1. scruffy(Adjective)

    untidy in appearance

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


dirty and untidy

a scruffy person; Their house is a bit scruffy.

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