Definition of "scrubby" [scrub•by]

  • Covered with or consisting of scrub or underbrush. (adjective)
  • Straggly or stunted. (adjective)
  • Paltry or shabby; wretched. (adjective)

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Use "scrubby" in a sentence
  • "Unfortunately, in scrubby far South Texas, we had nothing like a jungle."
  • "Sure, they had a certain scrubby appeal, but the guys on Jackass were basically dorks."
  • "“Fred the scrubby was my best friend growing up,” Steve said."