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
But by carefully cultivating the small growing space available at his home on what he describes as a "scruffy" London terrace, he is "having fun" and "eating some great food."
There may well be kids growing up in scruffy homes because of poverty, or the ill health of a parent, but those kids may well be loved and happier than other kids who have well off parents.
Her boyfirned is lookin scruffy but who cares who all do now and then lol.
She rehearses and plays gigs with her band in scruffy rehearsal studios and sleazy bars in New York City.
Tolman was not close to Hampton, he said, whom he described as a scruffy guy who came and went in Whittier for about 20 years.
Who are you calling scruffy? supenguin on Wed, 2007-04-04 21: 57. zimmie on Wed, 2007-04-04 22: 04.
The man, described as scruffy and unkempt by passengers, was sitting in the rear of United Airlines Flight
The gunman was described as scruffy-looking and fled on foot after the attack, possibly with another man, he said.
Getting old: More and more £5 notes are getting ripped and scruffy, which is partly blamed on the lack of £5 cash dispensers
On the night of the show, Jessica's father and manager, Joe Simpson, axed the invited act 4Troops, a group of four Army vets whose songs feature patriotic themes, because he found their appearance too "scruffy".