Definition of scruffy in English:
adjective (scruffier, scruffiest)
Shabby and untidy or dirty: a teenager in scruffy jeans and a baggy T-shirt
More example sentences
- He was looking down, he was scruffy, he had dirty jeans and he was not on this planet.
- He's dressed in scruffy jeans and a faded biker jacket, talking in quiet, understated tones.
- If the jeans were baggy and scruffy, the whole outfit would be unbalanced.
untidy, unkempt, bedraggled, messy, dishevelled, ungroomed, ill-groomed, sleazy, seedy, slatternly, slovenly;
dirty, squalid, filthy
British informal grotty
North American informal raggedy
- Example sentences
- A woman is approached in the street by a scruffily dressed youth who opens his mouth - and asks for directions to the local mosque.
- His bag and jacket were shiny, his top button done up, his tie scruffily fitted.
- This resulted in a situation where the higher up the management ladder you are, the more scruffily you dress at work.
Words that rhyme with scruffyfluffy, huffy, puffy, roughie, roughy, snuffy, stuffy, toughie
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