scrabbly
adjective Date: 1945 1. scratchy, raspy 2. sparse, scrubby

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scrabbly — [skrab′lē] adj. scrabblier, scrabbliest Informal 1. having a scratching sound 2. scrubby, paltry, poor, etc …   English World dictionary

  • scrabbly — adjective sparsely covered with stunted trees or vegetation and underbrush open scrubby woods • Syn: ↑scrubby • Similar to: ↑wooded • Derivationally related forms: ↑scrubbiness (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • scrubby — adjective 1. sparsely covered with stunted trees or vegetation and underbrush open scrubby woods • Syn: ↑scrabbly • Similar to: ↑wooded • Derivationally related forms: ↑scrubbiness, ↑scrub …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrab|bly — «SKRAB lee», adjective. minor; unimportant: »They are writing about…scrabbly little social problems (Harper s) …   Useful english dictionary

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