Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Shabby; untidy.
  • adjective Chiefly British Scaly; scabby.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as scurfy.

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

  • adjective untidy in appearance

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

  • adjective shabby and untidy

Etymologies

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

[From obsolete scruff, scurf, variant of scurf; see scurf.]

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