Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of scraps; made up of odds and ends; fragmentary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of scraps; fragmentary; lacking unity or consistency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Consisting of scraps; fragmentary; lacking unity or consistency.
  • adjective informal Having an aggressive spirit; inclined to fight or strive.

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

  • adjective full of fighting spirit

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • It arrived in scrappy circumstances, Hooper scoring from close-range after a Georgios Samaras header landed in his path.

    Gary Hooper seals last-minute win for Celtic over Dundee United

  • Finding a potential meal ticket in scrappy female fighter Katherine Parker (ably played by Rebecca Neuenswander), Dublin manages to persuade her to allow him to “manage” her career.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • For me it's been plain scrappy stubbornness, not necessarily talent or self-confidence, that pushes me forward.

    GAR HAYWOOD, HERE...

  • With each check — they were coming now in scrappy but frequent maternal rushes — Simon poked a finger in my eye.

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • With each check — they were coming now in scrappy but frequent maternal rushes — Simon poked a finger in my eye.

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • With each check — they were coming now in scrappy but frequent maternal rushes — Simon poked a finger in my eye.

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • Also, it seems that every description of him is legally obliged to include the word scrappy at least once, so there you go.

    MVN

  • Andy Keogh admitted Wolves 'win over Crystal Palace was' scrappy '- as he dubbed his team-mates' the Red Arrows 'for the way they stream forward.

    Express & Star

  • Andy Keogh admitted Wolves 'win over Crystal Palace was' scrappy '- as he dubbed his team-mates' the Red Arrows 'for the way they stream forward.

    Express & Star

  • So how do Hillary Clinton supporters feel about the so-called scrappy kid from Scranton getting the ticket?

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2008

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.