Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Affected with, caused by, or resembling mange.
  • adj. Having many worn spots; shabby: a mangy old fur coat.
  • adj. Rundown and filthy; squalid: mangy tenements.
  • adj. Mean; contemptible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Afflicted with mange.
  • adj. Worn and squalid-looking; bedraggled or decrepit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Infected with the mange; scabby.
  • adj. Shabby; worn-out; seedy; run-down; squalid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Infected with the mange; scabby; hence, untidily rough or shaggy, as if from mange.
  • n. See mange, n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap

Etymologies

mange +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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