scraggy

  • 1 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

  • 3 scraggy — ► ADJECTIVE (scraggier, scraggiest) 1) thin and bony. 2) (also chiefly N. Amer. scraggly) ragged or untidy in form or appearance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 scraggy — [skrag′ē] adj. scraggier, scraggiest [< SCRAG + Y2] 1. rough or jagged 2. lean; bony; skinny scraggily adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 scraggy — scrag|gy [ˈskrægi] adj BrE too thin ▪ a scraggy neck …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 scraggy — adjective too thin and bony: scraggy wrists …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 scraggy — adjective this scraggy mutt just wandered into our yard Syn: scrawny, thin, as thin as a rake, skinny, skin and bones, gaunt, bony, angular, gawky, rawboned Ant: fat …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 scraggy — /ˈskrægi / (say skragee) adjective (scraggier, scraggiest) 1. lean or thin. 2. meagre: a scraggy meal. 3. irregular; jagged. {scrag + g + y1} –scraggily, adverb –scragginess, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 scraggy — I. adjective (scraggier; est) Etymology: Middle English scraggi; akin to English dialect scrag tree stump, uneven ground, Middle English scrogge bush Date: 13th century rough, jagged; also scraggly II. adjective (scraggi …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 scraggy — scraggily, adv. scragginess, n. /skrag ee/, adj., scraggier, scraggiest. 1. lean or thin; scrawny. 2. meager. 3. irregular; craggy; jagged. [1565 75; SCRAG + Y1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 scraggy — adjective a) Rough with irregular points; scragged. b) Lean and rough; scragged …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 scraggy — Synonyms and related words: Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, angular, asperous, bony, corrugated, cragged, craggy, crinkled, crumpled, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elfin, flat, flat chested, fleshless, gangling, gangly, gaunt, gawky, gravelly, harsh,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 scraggy — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. skinny, lean, scrawny, bony, thin, slender, gaunt. ANT.: *hefty, husky …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 scraggy — scrag·gy || skrægɪ adj. scrawny, very skinny, gaunt; jagged, having serrated edges, sharply notched, toothed …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 scraggy — adjective (scraggier, scraggiest) 1》 scrawny. 2》 (also chiefly N. Amer. scraggly) ragged or untidy in form or appearance. Derivatives scraggily adverb scragginess noun …

    English new terms dictionary