scuzzy
adjective (scuzzier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1969 slang dirty, shabby, or foul in condition or character

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  • scuzzy — 1968, N.Amer. colloquial, perhaps a blend of scummy and fuzzy. First attested use is in ref. to Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy …   Etymology dictionary

  • scuzzy — ☆ scuzzy [skuz′ē ] adj. scuzzier, scuzziest [< ?] Slang dirty, shabby, disreputable, etc …   English World dictionary

  • scuzzy — scuz|zy1 [ˈskʌzi] adj informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from disgusting] unpleasant and dirty = ↑disgusting scuzzy 2 scuzzy2 n [U] informal ↑SCSI ▪ What s the biggest scuzzy hard drive you have? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scuzzy — [[t]skʌ̱zi[/t]] scuzzier, scuzziest ADJ GRADED Something that is scuzzy is dirty or disgusting. [INFORMAL] He wonders why the club is named after a scuzzy drug district in uptown New York …   English dictionary

  • scuzzy — UK [ˈskʌzɪ] / US adjective Word forms scuzzy : adjective scuzzy comparative scuzzier superlative scuzziest informal extremely unpleasant and dirty …   English dictionary

  • scuzzy — [“skazi] 1. mod. repellent; unkempt. □ His clothes are always so scuzzy. He probably keeps them in a pile in his room. □ Whose scuzzy car is that in the driveway? 2. Go to SCSI …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • scuzzy — adj American dirty, unpleasant, distasteful, shabby and disreputable. This word, which is used particularly by young people, may be a nursery version of disgusting or an invention influenced by scum and fuzz . Scuzzy has been heard in North… …   Contemporary slang

  • scuzzy — /skuz ee/, adj., scuzzier, scuzziest. Slang. dirty, grimy, sordid, or repulsive; disgusting. Also, scuzz. [1965 70; expressive coinage; cf. similar phonetic components of SCUM, FUZZY, LOUSY, SLEAZY] * * * …   Universalium

  • scuzzy — adjective a) Dirty or grimy. b) Disreputable; sleazy. See Also: scuzz, scuzzball, scuzzbucket …   Wiktionary

  • scuzzy — Synonyms and related words: beggarly, beneath contempt, cheap, cheesy, common, contemptible, crummy, despicable, gaudy, gimcracky, mean, meretricious, miserable, paltry, pathetic, pitiable, pitiful, poor, rubbishy, sad, scrubby, scruffy, scummy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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