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
In a corner, on what had once been a bed of spruce-boughs, still wrapped in mangy furs, that had rotted to fragments, lay a skeleton.
They were galloping skeletons draped in mangy hide, and they out-distanced the boys who herded them.
Lean from sickness, her skin mangy with the dry scales of the disease called bukua, she was tied hand and foot and, like a pig, slung from a stout pole that rested on the shoulders of the bearers, who intended to dine off of her.
They were galloping skeletons draped in mangy hides, and they outdistanced the boys who herded them.
I have quoted these remarks because it is so rare for English visitors, accustomed to the lush green of our own meadows and woods, to find anything to admire in what is too often called the "mangy," or at best the "arid," surroundings of the capital of Spain.
I have forgotten whether she said they looked "mangy," or "measly," or "peaky;" but she conveyed her idea in some such graphic phrase.
I have consumed dishes at my family's dinner parties that could be described with adjectives like "mangy" and "gangrenous" and "paleolithic".
Because how could I go through a game with a hairstyle known as "mangy"?
We'll meet a baby ankylosaurus incubated from an abandoned egg; rampaging, short-armed carnotauruses; and a pack of nicoraptors, which are like mangy, feral dogs.
After all, most of my friends and family happen to be people, except for one bird and a mangy old orange cat.
Fannie Flagg talks about the location and characters in Welcome To The World, Baby Girl which is set partly in Elmwood Springs, Missouri. Elmwood Springs also provides the setting for her most recent book 'Standing In The Rainbow'