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

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

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  • adj. untidy in appearance

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as scurfy.

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

  • adj. shabby and untidy

Etymologies

From obsolete scruff, scurf, variant of scurf; see scurf.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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