adjective (scraggier, scraggiest)
- 1(Of a person or animal) thin and bony: scraggy mongrels a scraggy neckMore example sentences
- I went to check my balance at a cashpoint and noticed a rather scraggy man leaning in the window of a white van parked beside the cashpoint.
- One day in the mountains I met a young shepherd and we chatted for over half an hour while his scraggy sheep tinkled and grazed.
- There were flies by the billions, dirt and refuse everywhere, and scraggy dogs searching in the stalls for food.
- 1.1 (also chiefly North American scraggly) Ragged, thin, or untidy in form or appearance: an old man with a scraggy beardMore example sentences
- Together with his unkempt mop of wavy brown hair and his scraggly beard, his appearance was most intimidating.
- His pale face, which was thin and almost frail, was framed by a scraggly beard and long straight hair that was perfectly parted in the middle.
- Don Shirley, an understated man with steel-frame glasses and a scraggly beard, was a kindred spirit.