Scurfy Scurf"y, a. [Compar. {Scurfier}; superl. {Scurfiest}.] Having or producing scurf; covered with scurf; resembling scurf. [1913 Webster]

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  • scurfy — scurf ► NOUN ▪ flakes on the surface of the skin that form as fresh skin develops below, occurring especially as dandruff. DERIVATIVES scurfy adjective. ORIGIN from Old English, cut to shreds …   English terms dictionary

  • scurfy — adjective see scurf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scurfy — /skerr fee/, adj., scurfier, scurfiest. resembling, producing, or covered with or as if with scurf. [1475 85; SCURF + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scurfy — adjective covered with scurf …   Wiktionary

  • scurfy — Synonyms and related words: asperous, barfy, branny, chalklike, chalky, comminute, comminuted, crappy, crushed, detrital, detrited, disgusting, disintegrated, dusty, efflorescent, farinaceous, fecal, feculent, fetid, filthy, fine, flaky,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scurfy — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. flaky, scabby, squamous, flocculent, furfuraceous. See layer …   English dictionary for students

  • scurfy — scurf·y || skÉœrfɪ / kɜː adj. covered with dry flaky skin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scurfy — a. Scabby, scabbed, scurvy, scaly, lentiginous, furfuraceous …   New dictionary of synonyms

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