Definition of "scraggy" []

  • Jagged; rough: scraggy cliffs. (adjective)
  • Bony and lean: a scraggy cat. (adjective)

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Use "scraggy" in a sentence
  • "One of them is about 6ft, of medium build with shoulder length 'scraggy' hair."
  • "She was tall for her fourteen years, and very slender – "scraggy," Jim was wont to say, with the cheerful frankness of brothers."
  • "Most of the captives were of the appearances denominated "scraggy" or "knotty.""