scrubby

  • 1Scrubby — Scrub by (skr[u^]b b[y^]), a. [Compar. {Scrubbier} (skr[u^]b b[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Scrubbiest}.] Of the nature of scrub; small and mean; stunted in growth; as, a scrubby cur. Dense, scrubby woods. Duke of Argyll. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2scrubby — index ignoble, poor (inferior in quality) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3scrubby — 1590s; see SCRUB (Cf. scrub) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Scrubbiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4scrubby — [skrub′ē] adj. scrubbier, scrubbiest 1. stunted in growth; undersized or inferior 2. covered with or consisting of scrub, or brushwood 3. paltry, shabby, etc. scrubbily adv. scrubbiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 5scrubby — UK [ˈskrʌbɪ] / US adjective Word forms scrubby : adjective scrubby comparative scrubbier superlative scrubbiest 1) covered with small bushes and trees 2) scrubby plants are smaller than normal 3) informal looking dirty and untidy …

    English dictionary

  • 6scrubby — scrub|by [ˈskrʌbi] adj 1.) scrubby land is covered by low bushes 2.) scrubby trees and bushes are small and do not look very healthy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7scrubby — [[t]skrʌ̱bi[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Scrubby land is rough and dry and covered with scrub. ...the hot, scrubby hills of western Eritrea …

    English dictionary

  • 8scrubby — adjective 1 covered by low bushes: scrubby terrain 2 informal looking dirty and untidy: a scrubby schoolboy …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9scrubby — 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

  • 10scrubby — adjective (scrubbier; est) Etymology: 1scrub Date: 1591 1. inferior in size or quality ; stunted < scrubby cattle > 2. covered with or consisting of scrub 3. shabby, paltry …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11scrubby — adj. Scrubby is used with these nouns: ↑bush …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12scrubby — scrub|by [ skrʌbi ] adjective 1. ) INFORMAL looking dirty and messy 2. ) covered with small bushes and trees 3. ) scrubby plants are smaller than normal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13scrubby — adj Dirty, grimy. She s so scrubby. 1990s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 14scrubby — Ⅰ. scrub [1] ► VERB (scrubbed, scrubbing) 1) rub hard so as to clean. 2) (scrub up) thoroughly clean one s hands and arms before performing surgery. 3) informal cancel or abandon. ► NOUN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15scrubby — scrubbily, adv. scrubbiness, n. /skrub ee/, adj., scrubbier, scrubbiest. 1. low or stunted, as trees. 2. consisting of or covered with scrub, stunted trees, etc. 3. undersized or inferior, as animals. 4. wretched; shabby. [1745 55; SCRUB2 + Y1 …

    Universalium

  • 16scrubby — adjective a) Covered with or consisting of scrub. b) Inferior in size or quality …

    Wiktionary

  • 17scrubby — Synonyms and related words: Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, abject, abominable, afforestational, arborary, arboreal, arboreous, arborescent, arboresque, arborical, arboriform, arrant, atrocious, base, base minded, bedraggled, beggarly, beneath contempt,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18scrubby — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. wretched, shabby; undersize, stunted. See shortness, unimportance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inferior, stunted, scrawny; see inadequate 1 , poor 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Showing&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19scrubby — scrub·by || skrÊŒbɪ adj. wretched, shabby, ragged; insignificant, inferior; dwarf, undersized; covered with small bushes or trees …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20scrubby — a. 1. Vile, mean, pitiful, poor, shabby, sorry, miserable, despicable, worthless, small, insignificant. 2. Small, diminutive, puny, stunted, dwarfed, dwarfish, pygmy, pygmean …

    New dictionary of synonyms