[ UK /skɹˈæɡi/ ]
  1. being very thin
    pale bony hands
    a long scrawny neck
    a child with skinny freckled legs
  2. having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    the jagged outline of the crags
    scraggy cliffs
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How To Use scraggy In A Sentence

  • The cats were better, though Susie was a bit scraggy and I kept up a morbid kneading of her furry abdomen for signs of lymphosarcoma. Favourite Dog Stories
  • We camped in a boggy hollow on a bluff among scraggy, usnea-bearded spruces. Travels in Alaska
  • I sat next to a scraggy woman whose child in the seat behind leant forward between us and asked her why some people go on holiday on their own.
  • I always found myself embarrassed when confronted with pictures of scraggy or sagging wives and overfed, grinning offspring.
  • One day in the mountains I met a young shepherd and we chatted for over half an hour while his scraggy sheep tinkled and grazed.
  • He was wearing a patterned silk dressing gown with a foulard of the same material partially masking his scraggy neck. THE ENDLESS GAME
  • He opened his window and hollered down into the courtyard for the scraggy Monkey-boy who had become his slave.
  • The soil was barren, scarcely affording pasture for a few miserable cows, and oatmeal for its inhabitants, which consisted of five persons, whose gaunt and scraggy limbs gave tokens of their miserable fare. Chapter 19
  • A scraggy goat has two Queen's College pupils to thank for its life after spending a week in a small crevice on a rugged mountain top.
  • His image has always been one of a man apart, the scraggy hair, ear-ring and stubble complementing a dress sense that could be labelled urban grunge.
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