scummy
adjective see scum I

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  • Scummy — Scum my, a. Covered with scum; of the nature of scum. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scummy — 1570s, from SCUM (Cf. scum) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Transferred sense of filthy, disreputable is recorded from 1932 …   Etymology dictionary

  • scummy — [skum′ē] adj. scummier, scummiest 1. of, like, or covered with scum 2. Informal despicable; low; mean …   English World dictionary

  • scummy — adjective a) Covered in scum. We have to wash your trousers: theyre all scummy. b) sleazy, worthless, no good , 2006, And what a scummy man / just give him half a chance / I bet hell rob you if he can. ‘When the Sun Goes Down’ …   Wiktionary

  • scummy — adjective 1. of the most contemptible kind abject cowardice a low stunt to pull a low down sneak his miserable treatment of his family You miserable skunk! a scummy rabble a scurvy trick …   Useful english dictionary

  • scummy — /skum ee/, adj., scummier, scummiest. 1. consisting of or having scum. 2. Informal. despicable; contemptible: That was a scummy trick. [1570 80; SCUM + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scummy — scum|my [ skʌmi ] adjective 1. ) a scummy liquid has a layer of scum on it 2. ) OFFENSIVE an insulting word used for describing someone you think is very unpleasant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scummy — 1) crappy, lame, pathetic 2) one who is happy to be scruffy in looks or personality. Not taking pride in one s self. That hobo s so scummy it s sad …   Dictionary of american slang

  • scummy — 1) crappy, lame, pathetic 2) one who is happy to be scruffy in looks or personality. Not taking pride in one s self. That hobo s so scummy it s sad …   Dictionary of american slang

  • scummy — scum ► NOUN 1) a layer of dirt or froth on the surface of a liquid. 2) informal a worthless or contemptible person or group of people. ► VERB (scummed, scumming) ▪ cover or become covered with a layer of scum. DERIVATIVES scummy adjective …   English terms dictionary

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