Scabbier
Scabby Scab"by, a. [Compar. {Scabbier}; superl. {Scabbiest}.] 1. Affected with scabs; full of scabs. [1913 Webster]

2. Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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  • scabbier — scab·by || skæbɪ adj. covered with scabs; infected with scabies; mean, contemptible …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Scabbiest — Scabby Scab by, a. [Compar. {Scabbier}; superl. {Scabbiest}.] 1. Affected with scabs; full of scabs. [1913 Webster] 2. Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scabby — Scab by, a. [Compar. {Scabbier}; superl. {Scabbiest}.] 1. Affected with scabs; full of scabs. [1913 Webster] 2. Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scabby — adjective (scabbier; est) Date: 15th century 1. a. covered with or full of scabs < scabby skin > b. diseased with scab < a scabby animal > < scabby potatoes > 2. mean, contemptible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scabby — scabbily, adv. scabbiness, n. /skab ee/, adj., scabbier, scabbiest. 1. covered with scabs; having many scabs. 2. consisting of scabs. 3. (of an animal or plant) having scab. 4. Informal. mean or contemptible: a scabby trick. [1520 30; SCAB + Y1 …   Universalium

  • scabby — UK [ˈskæbɪ] / US adjective Word forms scabby : adjective scabby comparative scabbier superlative scabbiest 1) scabby skin has a lot of scabs on it 2) British informal extremely unpleasant …   English dictionary

  • scabby — /ˈskæbi/ (say skabee) adjective (scabbier, scabbiest) 1. covered with scabs; blotchy. 2. consisting of scabs. 3. affected with the scab. 4. Colloquial mean or contemptible; despicable: that was a scabby trick. 5. non union. {scab + b + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scabby — [skab′ē] adj. scabbier, scabbiest 1. covered with or consisting of scabs 2. diseased with scab 3. low; base; mean scabbily adv. scabbiness n …   English World dictionary

  • scab — n. & v. n. 1 a dry rough crust formed over a cut, sore, etc. in healing. 2 (often attrib.) colloq. derog. a person who refuses to strike or join a trade union, or who tries to break a strike by working; a blackleg. 3 the mange or a similar skin… …   Useful english dictionary

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