from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Jagged; rough: scraggy cliffs.
- adj. Bony and lean: a scraggy cat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Rough and irregular; jagged.
- adj. Lean or thin, scrawny.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Rough with irregular points; scragged.
- adj. Lean and rough; scragged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having an irregular, broken surface; rough with irregular points; rugged; scragged.
- Lean; thin; bony; poor; scrawny.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a sharply uneven surface or outline
- adj. being very thin
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One of them is about 6ft, of medium build with shoulder length 'scraggy' hair.
She was tall for her fourteen years, and very slender – "scraggy," Jim was wont to say, with the cheerful frankness of brothers.
Most of the captives were of the appearances denominated "scraggy" or "knotty."
He then pointed to a scraggy camelthorn tree about one hundred yards away and said, You will live under that tree.
Joe's moustache does look a bit like feathers, he has a long scraggy neck, an understanding of the forest, and a tentative, birdlike walk.
Moding Ngolapus tightens a string round its scraggy neck, while his friend takes a roughly made bow, crouches and aims a blunt arrow from about 3ft away.
But the country, surely, will embrace him, scraggy beard and scowl and whinge and all, without reservation if he cuts 75 years of a dire past adrift and wins the men's singles title.
The scraggy branches of a tree in the foreground run out at us as if they would scratch our eyes out.
The soil was barren, scarcely affording pasture for a few miserable cows, and oatmeal for its inhabitants, which consisted of five persons, whose gaunt and scraggy limbs gave tokens of their miserable fare.
Four days into my trip, I throttled down and turned into fifty acres of scraggy mobile homes on the outskirts of Silvington, Indiana.