Definition of scuzz in English:

scuzz

Syllabification: scuzz
Pronunciation: /skəz
 
/

noun

informal
1Something regarded as disgusting, sordid, or disreputable.
More example sentences
  • For someone like myself who finds meditative pleasures in sweeping, I'll spend a few more shekels to whisk away all that scuzz and dreck with my plant-based broom.
  • It's not like having a normal visit, when you can whip all the scuzz into the spare room and push the door until the latch clicks shut against the mess.
1.1A disreputable or unpleasant person.
More example sentences
  • The scuzz shaking his $7000 belt buckle is from the band one of his minions found.

Origin

1960s: probably an informal abbreviation of disgusting.

Derivatives

scuzzy

adjective
More example sentences
  • It's just a scuzzy tabloid jumping on the bandwagon.
  • He totally rammed that down his partner's throat, dragging him against his very clearly stated wishes into scuzzy, illegal activity.
  • You can find apartments at these rates but they can be pretty scuzzy ones.

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