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Definition of "scruffy" [scruffy]

  • Shabby; untidy. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British Scaly; scabby. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scruffy" in a sentence
  • "But by carefully cultivating the small growing space available at his home on what he describes as a "scruffy" London terrace, he is "having fun" and "eating some great food.""
  • "There may well be kids growing up in scruffy homes because of poverty, or the ill health of a parent, but those kids may well be loved and happier than other kids who have well off parents."
  • "Her boyfirned is lookin scruffy but who cares who all do now and then lol."