Definition of scraggy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskraɡi/

adjective (scraggier, scraggiest)

1(Of a person or animal) thin and bony: scraggy mongrels a scraggy neck
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  • 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 beard
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  • 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.



Example sentences
  • Suddenly I felt conspicuous, standing there with my hair dripping onto the carpet and scraggily sticking to my neck and shoulders.


Pronunciation: /ˈskraɡɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Its rough surfaces bring a scragginess to his voice, the rising and falling tone making his words seem a plead, almost, a yearn.

Words that rhyme with scraggy

Aggie, baggy, craggy, draggy, jaggy, Maggie, quaggy, saggy, shaggy, slaggy, snaggy

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