Scraggy
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]


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  • scraggy — (adj.) early 13c., rough, jagged (figurative); 1570s, of landscape, rough, rugged, stumpy; 1610s, of persons, gaunt and wasted; see SCRAG (Cf. scrag) + Y (Cf. y) (2), and Cf. SCROGGY (Cf. scroggy). Related: Scragginess …   Etymology 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

  • 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 — [[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 — [“skragi] mod. bony. □ That dame is too scraggy for me. □ Who is that scraggy dame? □ I lost weight till I was scraggy as a hungry bear …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • scraggy — scrag|gy [ skrægi ] adjective INFORMAL very thin, especially so thin that you see the shapes of bones sticking out: a scraggy old cat her scraggy neck …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scraggy — adj. Scraggy is used with these nouns: ↑neck …   Collocations dictionary

  • scraggy — scrag|gy [ˈskrægi] adj BrE too thin ▪ a scraggy neck …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scraggy — adjective too thin and bony: scraggy wrists …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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