from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lacking or having lost the original finish and freshness, as from hard usage; shabby: as, a scuffy hat; a scuffy book.
  • Shabby-looking; outat-elbows; seedy: as, a scuffy fellow; a scuffy appearance.


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  • "A pic, a pic, my kingdom for a pic of Dinklage as Tyrion"all blond and scuffy looking, sounds kinda hot ....

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  • She felt a connection with this scuffy animal, a kind of love.

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  • But black can also be unforgiving, drawing attention to worn-out belts or scuffy shoes.

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  • I must admit that I have pulled myself up by my scuffy boot straps but so many were not so lucky not always though any fault of thier own.

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  • She slowly ran her gaze from my scuffy shoes to my unruly thatch.

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  • I think they should wear them as it's hard to narrow the field down when complaining about the scuffy slob with his shirt half out, jacket undone, sans head dress, mit Oakleys, hands in his pocket, chewing gum whilst sitting on his car's bonnet at the Esso station on Twyford Road, Eastleigh, while his opo gets in the doughnuts and coffee in from the Tesco Express!!!

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  • It was proper Test match cricket, with one side in the field applying the tourniquet to a batting side intent on seeing out the day on a wearing fifth day pitch offering spin, and with the scuffy old ball, reverse swinging.

    The Guardian World News

  • I want something well-made that will get clean and not bear those scuffy, ugly marks that some whiteboards build up very quickly.

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