[ UK /mˈe‍ɪnd‍ʒi/ ]
[ US /ˈmeɪndʒi/ ]
  1. having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap
    a mangy old fur coat
    a mangy carpet
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How To Use mangy In A Sentence

  • We need to get rid of that mangy old carpet in the bedroom.
  • I have quoted these remarks because it is so rare for English visitors, accustomed to the lush green of our own meadows and woods, to find anything to admire in what is too often called the "mangy," or at best the "arid," surroundings of the capital of Spain. Spanish Life in Town and Country
  • One was a rough mangy mut that looked like it had been caught in barbed wire or a fight. How many of you own private land and what do you do if you see a dog running around and you know that dog is chasing deer away f
  • Small flocks of mangy goats and sheep, shepherded by women in flowing black abayas, forage in the trash.
  • They were galloping skeletons draped in mangy hide, and they out-distanced the boys who herded them. Chapter 12
  • They cannot all survive, so many will starve and become mangy and diseased.
  • a mangy carpet
  • He shut the door quickly, and turned to find a thin, raggedy cat licking the snow from its mangy coat in the middle of his kitchen floor.
  • We'll meet a baby ankylosaurus incubated from an abandoned egg; rampaging, short-armed carnotauruses; and a pack of nicoraptors, which are like mangy, feral dogs. Terra Nova Exclusive: On the Set of TV's Hottest New Show
  • Art thou speaking ill of women, cried Panurge, thou mangy scoundrel, thou sorry, noddy-peaked shaveling monk? Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
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