Scraggiest
Scraggy Scrag"gy, a. [Compar. {Scragger}; superl. {Scraggiest}.] 1. Rough with irregular points; scragged. ``A scraggy rock.'' --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

2. Lean and rough; scragged. ``His sinewy, scraggy neck.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scraggiest — scrag·gy || skrægɪ adj. scrawny, very skinny, gaunt; jagged, having serrated edges, sharply notched, toothed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Scragger — Scraggy Scrag gy, a. [Compar. {Scragger}; superl. {Scraggiest}.] 1. Rough with irregular points; scragged. A scraggy rock. J. Philips. [1913 Webster] 2. Lean and rough; scragged. His sinewy, scraggy neck. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scraggy — Scrag gy, a. [Compar. {Scragger}; superl. {Scraggiest}.] 1. Rough with irregular points; scragged. A scraggy rock. J. Philips. [1913 Webster] 2. Lean and rough; scragged. His sinewy, scraggy neck. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scraggy — scraggily, adv. scragginess, n. /skrag ee/, adj., scraggier, scraggiest. 1. lean or thin; scrawny. 2. meager. 3. irregular; craggy; jagged. [1565 75; SCRAG + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scraggy — [[t]skræ̱gi[/t]] scraggier, scraggiest ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or animal as scraggy, you mean that they look unattractive because they are so thin. [mainly BRIT] ...his scraggy neck. ...a flock of scraggy sheep. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • scraggy — adjective (scraggier, scraggiest) 1》 scrawny. 2》 (also chiefly N. Amer. scraggly) ragged or untidy in form or appearance. Derivatives scraggily adverb scragginess noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • scraggy — UK [ˈskræɡɪ] / US adjective Word forms scraggy : adjective scraggy comparative scraggier superlative scraggiest informal very thin, especially so thin that you see the shapes of bones sticking out a scraggy old cat her scraggy neck …   English dictionary

  • scraggy — /ˈskrægi / (say skragee) adjective (scraggier, scraggiest) 1. lean or thin. 2. meagre: a scraggy meal. 3. irregular; jagged. {scrag + g + y1} –scraggily, adverb –scragginess, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • scraggy — ► ADJECTIVE (scraggier, scraggiest) 1) thin and bony. 2) (also chiefly N. Amer. scraggly) ragged or untidy in form or appearance …   English terms dictionary

  • scraggy — [skrag′ē] adj. scraggier, scraggiest [< SCRAG + Y2] 1. rough or jagged 2. lean; bony; skinny scraggily adv …   English World dictionary

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