mangiest
mangy man"gy, a. [Compar. {mangier}; superl. {mangiest}.] [F. mang['e], p. p. of manger to eat. See {Manger}.] 1. Infected with the mange; scabby. [1913 Webster]

2. Shabby; worn-out; seedy; run-down; squalid; as, a mangy old coat; a mangy tavern. [PJC]


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