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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  • ...this once scraggy scoria of a country...

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 6

    July 23, 2008