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having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap
"a mangy carpet"; "a mangy old fur coat"
Shabby; worn-out; seedy; run-down; squalid; as, a mangy old coat; a mangy tavern.
Afflicted with mange.
Worn and squalid-looking; bedraggled or decrepit.
We stayed in a really mangy hotel in New York.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Infected with the mange; scabby.
Etymology: from mange.
Away, thou issue of a mangy dog!
I swoon to see thee. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.
infected with the mange; scabby
Etymology: [F. mang, p. p. of manger to eat. See Manger.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mānj′i, adj. scabby.—n. Mang′iness. [Anglicised form of Fr. mangé, eaten, pa.p. of manger, to eat—L. manducāre, to chew.]
The numerical value of mangy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of mangy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of mangy in a Sentence
A book is like a man -- clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
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- krätzig, räudig, schäbigGerman
- чесоточный, убогий, запущенныйRussian
- шугав, šugavSerbo-Croatian
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